Red Sox president Sam Kennedy said Wednesday that a fan has been permanently banned from Fenway Park after using a racial slur toward another fan during Tuesday night’s game.
The incident came 24 hours after Orioles outfielder Adam Jones claimed Monday that a fan used a racially-charged slur towards him while he was in the outfield.
“I’m here to send a message loud and clear that the treatment of others that you’ve been reading about here lately is unacceptable,” Kennedy said. “Yesterday I was angered, frustrated. Today I feel a sense of sadness and deep remorse these things happen in our society … If one fan feels uncomfortable, that’s one fan too many.”
According to the Dodgers, the reasoning behind Francona’s March 2016 termination had nothing to do with his service in the military. MLB’s investigation is expected to be finished within a week.
“While I don’t expect that speaking out on these issues will be universally popular within baseball circles, these issues are far too important to remain silent,” Francona said. “I am grateful that my family and friends urged me to stand up for the principles at stake rather than Mls Cheap Jerseys accept an offer of money in exchange for my silence. I believe strongly that the people involved need to be held accountable for their actions.”
According to Yahoo, the Dodgers launched their own investigation and twice offered Francona settlements of $40,000 in June 2016 and $150,000 in November. Francona didn’t accept either offer but hasn’t taken any legal action.
Most of Francona’s issue is directed at Gabe Kapler, who is director of player development and was Francona’s direct boss. Because of this, MLB is looking directly into Kapler, Dodgers MLB Authentic Jerseys president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman, and other members of the organization to see if discrimination was involved in Francona’s termination.
Francona, 31, served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps from 2009-13.