Fan Experience

Fans shouldn’t spoil the fan experience for others

The Boston fan base was in the news again last week after Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones told USA Today that he was called the N-word and had a bag of peanuts thrown at him as entered the dugout during a game against the Red Sox.

Red Sox President Sam Kennedy apologized to Jones the following day and confirmed the fan that threw the peanuts was removed from the ballpark. Days later, the Red Sox confirmed that stadium security was notified a fan used a racial slur—although not the ones directed at Jones, according to USA Today. The fan used the racial language towards another fan and that individual was ejected and banned from Fenway Park.

The Red Sox made the right decision in banning the individual from the park. Fans come to games to watch their favorite team play up close and no fan, or player, should be the subject of verbal abuse.

The fan experience should be fun for fans and racial language should not be tolerated. If you want to use that type of language then stay at home and scream at your television.



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