Toronto Blue Jays’ Yunel Escobar Rocks Homophobic Slur On Eye Black
Tú eres mar-i-cón is what Yunel Escobar wanted to express on his eye-black during Blue Jays vs Red Sox game on Saturday…
Via Fox News:
When Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar took to the field at Saturday’s game against the Boston Red Sox, there was something different about his appearance. While the Cuban born ball player was wearing the same uniform as his teammates, his eye-black, a sticker players wear under their eyes to reduce glare from the sun, appeared to have a message scribbled across it.
Since then pictures have surfaced showing what appears to be a homophobic slur in Spanish written on the eye-black. While the slur did not appear to be directed towards any one person in particular, Major League Baseball is not taking the matter lightly.
What was this guy thinking??? All that money that baseball players make and this guy is gonna eff up his situation with this silliness…
“The club takes this situation seriously and is investigating the matter,” the Blue Jays said in a statement Monday night, adding they “do not support discrimination of any kind nor condone the message displayed by Yunel Escobar during Saturday’s game.”
Escobar re-signed with the Blue Jays last year in a $10 million, two-year deal, this season he has a .251 Batting Avg.., 9 homeruns, and 49 RBI.