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Spectator is accused of screaming N-word at baseball game, amid claims he was calling mascot’s name


Baseball spectator is accused of screaming ‘N*****’ at top of his voice as black Miami Marlins player Lewis Brinson takes the plate at Denver game – but spectators later claim he may have been calling out for Rockies’ mascot DINGER

  • Fan accused of taunting black Miami Marlins player at Denver’s Coors Field
  • Viewers claimed he said n-word during Sunday’s Marlins-Rockies game  
  • Marlins outfielder Lewis Brinson was at the plate when the word rang out
  • Slur was clearly picked up by microphones linked to game’s television broadcast 
  • Rockies condemned the incident and said an investigation was launched 
  • Video of the incident went viral on social media on Sunday, sparking outrage 
  • Spectators now think fan might have been calling for Rockies’ mascot Dinger 

A baseball spectator was accused of screaming the n-word at a Miami Marlins player – but some viewers now think he may have just been calling out for a team mascot.

The slur appeared to ring out as  Miami Marlins outfielder Lewis Brinson was at bat during the top of the ninth inning of their game against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field in Denver on Sunday.

Brinson doesn’t appear to have heard the racial slur, but it the word was clearly picked up by the microphones that were connected to the television broadcast of the game.

It went viral on social media, with multiple fans condemning it.  But others have since come forward to say they believe the fan may actually have been screaming the name of the Rockies’ mascot – a purple dinosaur called Dinger. 

The Rockies said that the fan has not been identified, but an investigation is underway. 

DailyMail.com has reached out to Major League Baseball seeking comment.

A racist spectator at a Colorado Rockies baseball game shouted the n-word twice while Miami Marlins outfielder Lewis Brinson was at bat during the top of the ninth inning of their game at Coors Field in Denver on Sunday

Brinson doesn’t appear to have heard the racial slur, but it was clearly picked up by the microphones that were connected to the television broadcast of the game

Brinson doesn’t appear to have heard the racial slur, but it was clearly picked up by the microphones that were connected to the television broadcast of the game

The Rockies said that the racist fan has not been identified, but an investigation is underway

The Rockies said that the racist fan has not been identified, but an investigation is underway

The Rockies on Sunday released a statement which read: ‘The Colorado Rockies are disgusted at the racial slur by a fan directed at the Marlins’ Lewis Brinson during the ninth inning of today’s game.

‘Although the subject was not identified prior to the end of the game, the Rockies are still investigating this incident.’

The team added: ‘The Rockies have zero tolerance for any forms of racism or discrimination, and any fan using derogatory language of any kind will be ejected and banned from Coors Field.’

The incident ignited outrage on social media.

Aram Leighton tweeted: ‘A fan at Coors Field just yelled the N-word at Lewis Brinson so loudly that the Bally Sports microphone picked it up. Absolutely horrible.

‘That fan should be held just as accountable as the fan who threw a baseball at Verdugo. Ban him.’

Kevin M. Kruse tweeted: ‘That’s where the ump should immediately stop play until security finds the a*****e and throws him out.’

One Twitter user commented: ‘The real issue is that they feel comfortable doing it. Where all the white allies I keep hearing about.’

Jose Mussi tweeted: ‘Until the league starts punishing the club for the disgraceful behavior of their fans, like it is done in Europe, this will not stop.

‘Suspend the Rockies and see what happens.’

Michael Taylor commented: ‘Give them a chance to catch the guy. If they do nothing, next five home games are forfeited.’

They should’ve stopped the game; figured something out; nailed that guy.

Another Twitter user wrote: ‘But that’s the thing about America; gotta keep playing the game; gotta keep going, pretending it’s not happening.’

In 2017, fans at Fenway Park in Boston hurled racial slurs and threw a bag of peanuts at Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones during a game against the hometown Red Sox.

Jones said he was called the n-word several times. He said it was the worst abuse he had ever endured during his 12-year career.

The Red Sox issued an official apology to Jones. The incident even prompted condemnations from then-Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker.

Several players came forward to support Jones and recount their own experiences of being subjected to racist taunts at Fenway.

The day after the incident, Jones was given a standing ovation by Red Sox fans. 

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