Red Sox apologize for fans’ racial taunts toward Jones
Boston Red Sox President Sam Kennedy is apologizing to Baltimore Orioles centre fielder Adam Jones after fans at Fenway Park taunted him with racial slurs. Kennedy apologized Tuesday after Jones said someone also threw peanuts at him during Monday night’s game. Kennedy said the organization is “sickened by the conduct of an ignorant few.”
Jones, who is black, said he was “called the N-word a handful of times” in quotes reported by USA Today Sports and The Boston Globe.
“It’s unfortunate that people need to resort to those type of epithets to degrade another human being,” Jones said.