Former All-Star third baseman Kevin Youkilis defined a number of the racism he witnessed at Fenway Park whereas he was a member of the Boston Pink Sox.
Youkilis instructed FOX Sports Radio on Tuesday there was one incident during which he was compelled to step in and say one thing to a fan.
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“There was one incident where a fan came running down and was being extra harsh towards one of our black players, and I just got fed up and I stood up and told him to ‘Shut the F up, and if you don’t like it get out of here,’” he recalled through the interview. “I will never forget that moment because I was boiling. You could see the tension, and it wasn’t the same tension that was towards a white player.”
Youkilis shouldn’t be the one participant to have a foul expertise at Fenway Park.
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Former Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones detailed his expertise in Could 2017, saying he was the sufferer of racial slurs and had peanuts thrown at him throughout a sport.
“I don’t know how many fingers I have, or toes, to keep count. You hear it. It’s just unfortunate that someone would resort to try and bring you down like that,” Jones stated at the time.
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Earlier this week, Youkilis threw his assist towards eradicating Marge Schott’s identify off of the College of Cincinnati’s baseball stadium.