Colorado Rockies ‘disgusted’ by racial slur aimed at Miami Marlins outfielder Lewis Brinson

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.

 
Lewis Brinson

 

Lewis Lothario Brinson is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball . He previously played for the Milwaukee Brewers. (wikipedia)

 
 
Colorado Rockies

 

The Colorado Rockies are an American professional baseball team based in Denver, Colorado. The Rockies compete in Major League Baseball as a member club of the National League West division. (wikipedia)

 
 
Miami Marlins

 

The Miami Marlins are an American professional baseball team based in Miami, Florida. The Marlins compete in Major League Baseball as a member club of the National League East division. (wikipedia)

 
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