The Colorado Rockies said they are “disgusted” by the racist abuse received by Miami Marlins outfielder Lewis Brinson when the teams faced each other in Sunday’s game at Coors Field.
A fan was picked up yelling the N-word multiple times by the microphones on the Bally Sports Florida telecast when Brinson was at bat in the ninth inning.
“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,” said the team after the game in a statement
According to Marlins spokesman Jason Latimer, “neither Lewis, nor any other Marlins on the field or in the dugout” heard the word screamed at Brinson.
“We brought the matter to the attention of the Rockies. How the matter is being handled, I would have to defer to them,” Latimer told the Associated Press via a text message.
MLB Players Association executive director Tony Clark said, “We have to continue to work together to ensure that racism is never tolerated on or off the field.”
The Rockies won the game 13-8.