Adam Jones subjected to racial abuse from Red Sox fans
Adam Jones was subjected to a horrific amount of racial abuse during Monday’s Orioles-Red Sox game at Fenway Park, and the Baltimore outfielder wants more to be done about the matter.
Jones told USA Today’s Bob Nightengale that he was called the N-word multiple times during the game and even had a bag of peanuts thrown at him.
“A disrespectful fan threw a bag of peanuts at me,” Jones said after the game, via Nightengale. “I was called the N-word a handful of times tonight. Thanks. Pretty awesome.’’
Jones says it was one of the worst cases of fan abuse he’s endured. The peanut bag thrower was caught and ejected from the game, but Jones does not think that is enough.
“What they need to do is that instead of kicking them out of the stadium, they need to fine them 10 grand, 20 grand, 30 grand. Something that really hurts somebody. Make them pay in full. And if they don’t, take it out of their check.”
Jones said he wants MLB to address things.
Players should be used to a certain amount of heckling when playing in road games. But anything that is racial crosses the line, as does throwing objects at athletes.