Tuesday, September 18, 2012

MLB Probes Escobar's Slur During Sox Game

UPDATE: Escobar suspended three games

What a year! Even when the Red Sox are completely innocent and unconnected to events, they somehow allow controversy to stick to them like fly paper. MLB has announced an investigation into the homophobic slur written in Yunel Escobar's eye black during Saturday's game against the Red Sox in Toronto. You can't make this stuff up, folks. Apparently, the statement was written in Spanish (“TU ERE MARICON” see pic) and translates into a bizarre slur against gays. The Commissioner's Office is conducting the inquiry. The Blue Jays released the following statement: “[We] do not support discrimination of any kind nor condone the message displayed by Yunel Escobar during Saturday’s game.”