Racism

Last week I talked about Jackie Robinson’s statue being vandalized, and in the past few weeks I realized that in society still has a long way to go to with race issues in sports. Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper was seen making a racial epithet at a Kenny Chesney concert, and is paying a big price for it. Some teammates like Michael Vick forgave, but other teammates like Leshawn McCoy have stated they can never forgive him. The Eagles did fine Cooper and Cooper made an apology for his comments.

Today in San Francisco, Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones had a banana thrown at him. It occurred after he hit a 3 run homer in the Orioles 10 to 2 win over the Giants. There is no video of the incident, but I doubt that Jones would make up a story. This is a poor example by that one Giants fans, and throwing bananas are rampant in European soccer. I am hoping that these two incidents shine a light on racism and continue to try erasing it from out society.

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