Red Sox ban fan for using racial slur

A player's experience is raising questions about how blacks are treated in baseball.

BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Red Sox have permanently banned a fan from Fenway Park who used a racial slur toward another fan.

The Red Sox took the action Wednesday in the wake of Baltimore star Adam Jones being racially taunted during a game in Boston.

Jones said he was called the N-word by someone in the stands Monday night. The Red Sox apologized to Jones, as did the mayor of Boston and the governor of Massachusetts.

The Red Sox said on Tuesday night it was reported to team security that a racial slur was used by one fan toward another. The Red Sox said the offending fan was ejected from the stands and has been told they are "no longer welcome at Fenway Park." The team didn't identify the person.

The Red Sox said in a statement they "will not tolerate the use of racial slurs at Fenway Park." The team turned the matter over to Boston Police to determine if further action is warranted.

© 2018 Associated Press


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