Rockies say no racial slurs had been yelled at Lewis Brinson; Fan was attempting to get consideration of mascot

The Rockies have solutions after a spectator at Coors Area was misheard yelling the N-word at the least twice whereas the Marlins’ Lewis Brinson was batting within the ninth inning of Sunday’s sport.

Per Steve Staeger of 9 Information in Denver, the Rockies say that no racial slurs had been yelled, and the fan in query was truly attempting to get the eye of the staff’s mascot, Dinger.

Staeger reviews that the fan in query was there together with his spouse and grandchildren, and he wished to get the mascot’s consideration so he might seize {a photograph} together with his household. Dinger was in a close-by part.

Audio of the incident was picked up by subject microphones used for the sport telecast. Per Staeger, nobody on the sector or the realm behind residence plate heard something offensive.

The Rockies mentioned in an announcement Sunday night time, believing they heard a slur, that they do not know who mentioned the phrase however are “disgusted” by the act.

“Though the topic was not recognized previous to the top of the sport, the Rockies are nonetheless investigating this incident,” the staff mentioned. “The Rockies have zero tolerance for any type of racism or discrimination, and any fan utilizing derogatory language of any sort will likely be ejected and banned from Coors Area.”

The supposed slurs throughout the plate look by Brinson, who’s Black, got here by loud and clear on the printed (you’ll be able to pay attention by this hyperlink), though Marlins spokesman Jason Latimer instructed The Related Press that Brinson didn’t hear what was mentioned.

“Neither Lewis, nor some other Marlins on the sector or within the dugout, heard what was shouted,” the AP quoted Latimer as saying in a textual content message. “We introduced the matter to the eye of the Rockies. How the matter is being dealt with, I must defer to them.”

Marlins TV play-by-play announcer Paul Severino instantly apologized on-air for the slurs being audible, nevertheless. He mentioned afterward Twitter he was “disgusted” by what he heard. 

“The extent of hate that was displayed has no place on this world. Sadly it’s nonetheless far too prevalent. We have to be higher. And shortly. Terrible,” he wrote.

Brinson had not commented on social media as of late Sunday. The outfielder went 2 for 4 with two RBIs within the sport.

Media on Twitter questioned why the Rockies had been unable to determine and punish the offender in near actual time.

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