Adam Jones said he was racially abused by a fans at Fenway Park on earlier this week. The Baltimore Orioles center fielder said he was called the N-word multiple times and had a bag of peanuts thrown in his direction. The Boston Red Sox have since apologized and have even banned a few fans from the stadium for life.
Well, former Red Sox great Curt Schilling, as he often does, took a different tact Thursday on his Breitbart Radio Network periscope.
I don’t believe the story, given the world we live in. I don’t believe it, for this reason: Everybody is starving and hungry to sit in front of a camera and talk and be social justice warriors. And if a fan yelled loud enough in center field for Adam Jones to hear the N-word, I guarantee you we would’ve heard and seen fans around on CNN on MSNBC, they would’ve found multiple fans to talk about what a racist piece of junk Boston is . . .
. . . I spent most of my adult life in baseball parks. I heard the N-word out of my black teammates’ mouths about 100 million times. For somebody to talk loud enough for Adam Jones to hear the N-word in center field, other people would have heard it. If somebody did say it, we’re going to see it and hear about it, and I would apologize to Adam Jones for doubting him, but until then, I think this is bulls–t. I think this is somebody creating a situation.”
The most amazing part of this entire story is that people still listen to Curt Schilling speak.
[NY Daily News via Deadspin]