Rockies say fan shouts name of mascot, not racial slur at Marlins’ Lewis Brinson

The Colorado Rockies announced on Monday that a fan suspected of repeatedly shouting a racial slur at Miami Marlins outfielder Lewis Brinson actually yelled “Dingier,” the club’s mascot.

Previously on Sunday, the Rockies said they were “disgusted” by supposedly racist abuse aimed at Brinson in the ninth inning when the team faced each other. The Rockies won the game 13-8.

“After a thorough investigation that included calls, emails and video clips from concerned fans, media and broadcast partners, the Colorado Rockies have concluded that the fan was indeed yelling for Rockies mascot Dinger in hopes of getting his attention for a photo, and there was never any racial slur that occurred,” the Rockies said Monday in a statement.

The fan’s identity was not revealed. He was suspected of verbally abusing Brinson, who is Black, after his shouts were picked up by both teams’ broadcasts.

“Neither Lewis nor any other Marlins on the field or in the dugout heard what was shouted,” Marlins spokesperson Jason Latimer told The Associated Press.

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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)

 
 
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)

 
 
Coors Field

 

Coors Field is a baseball park located in downtown Denver, Colorado. It is the home field of the Colorado Rockies, the city’s Major League Baseball franchise. Opened in 1995, (wikipedia)

 
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