Adam Jones says Red Sox fans berated him with racial epithets.
Orioles outfielder Adam Jones was the target of racist taunts Monday night at Fenway Park, he said after the game.
“A disrespectful fan threw a bag of peanuts at me,” Jones said, according to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale. “I was called the N-word a handful of times tonight. Thanks. Pretty awesome.”
“It’s unfortunate that people need to report to those type of epithets to degrade another human being,” Jones added. “I’m trying to make a living for myself and for my family.”
Jones said it was not the first time hecklers at Fenway Park had targeted him with racist remarks, but that Monday night’s actions were on a different level.
The fan who threw the peanuts was found and ejected from the building, Nightengale reports. Jones called for a stiffer punishment, though, such as a hefty fine or lifetime ban from the park.