UPDATE 9:18 p.m. EST:
Less than 24 hours after Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones was the victim of a racial incident during a game at Fenway Park, he received a standing ovation before his first at-bat against the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday.
UPDATE 9:41 a.m. EST:
The Boston Red Sox apologized to Adam Jones on Tuesday morning after the Orioles center fielder said he was racially abused during a game at Fenway Park on Monday night. The organization also says that the incident will be reviewed, The Boston Globe reported.
“No player should have an object thrown at him on the playing field, nor be subjected to any kind of racism at Fenway Park," the Red Sox said in a statement to The Globe.
ORIGINAL STORY: Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones was pelted with peanuts on Monday night at Fenway Park and said he was racially taunted, the Boston Herald reported.
“A disrespectful fan threw a bag of peanuts at me. I was called the N-word a handful of times tonight. Thanks. Pretty awesome," Jones said.
“It’s different. Very unfortunate. I heard there was 59 or 60 ejections tonight in the ballpark. It is what it is, right. I just go out and play baseball," Jones said. "It’s unfortunate that people need resort to those type of epithets to degrade another human being. I’m trying to make a living for myself and for my family."
The fan who threw the bag of peanuts was ejected from the ballpark.
Red Sox fans called Adam Jones the n-word and threw peanuts at him tonight. 60 ejections in Fenway tonight. Stay Classy Boston— Turf Talk Boys (@Turf_Talk_Boys) May 2, 2017
Many reacted strongly to the abuse on Twitter.
If someone was saying racist trash to Adam Jones they should be banned from Fenway for life. No place for that in society— Sully's Brand (@SullysBrand) May 2, 2017
A lot of the condemnations came from Boston-themed twitter accounts.
Beyond disgusted with the fans who used racial slurs towards Adam Jones. Hope they found out who did it and ban them from Fenway for life.— Red Sox Stuff (@RedSox_Stuff) May 2, 2017
The "fans" that used racial epithets toward Adam Jones at FP represent no town or team. Rather themselves.....in the worst way possible.— Steve Melewski (@masnSteve) May 2, 2017
Some journalists came to Jones' defense on social media.
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