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Adam Jones says he was ‘called the N-word’ by fans during game at Fenway Park

Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones called for better handling of abusive fans after being berated by racist taunts Monday night during a game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, reports USA Today’s Bob Nightengale. A disrespectful fan threw a bag of peanuts at me,” Jones said in comments following the game. I was called the N-word a handful of times tonight. Thanks. Pretty awesome.” The veteran outfielder, one of 62 African-American players on opening day MLB rosters, is currently in his 12th season. He said that he’s been subject to racism from fans at Fenway Park before, but told USA Today that this was one of his worst experiences as a player. It’s different,” Jones said. Very unfortunate. I heard there was 59 or 60 ejections tonight in the ballpark. It is what it is, right. I just go out and play baseball. It’s unfortunate that people need (to resort) to those type of epithets to degrade another […]

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