People truly ain’t isht! A statue dedicated to Jackie Robinson outside the Brooklyn Cyclones stadium was vandalized by racists Tuesday night.
Cops are hunting for a vile vandal who scrawled swastikas and racist slurs on the famous Jackie Robinson statue outside the Brooklyn Cyclones stadium in Coney Island.
A manager at MCU Park stumbled upon the defaced statue about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, cops said.
Among the hate-filled messages written in black marker on the monument to Robinson and his Brooklyn Dodgers teammate Pee Wee Reese were: “Heil Hitler,” “Die n—-r,” “F–k n—-r” and “F–k Jackie Robinson.”
The discovery disgusted the Brooklyn Cyclones organization.
“The statue is a symbol of tolerance,” said Billy Harner, director of communications for the Cyclones.
“It’s an absolute tragedy that someone would deface it the way they did.”
Harner said the incident happened sometime after the Cyclones game Tuesday night.
Workers scrubbed the graffiti off of the top of the bronze statue Wednesday morning.
But Harner said they were unable to remove the marker from the base, which is made of stone.
Cops were on the scene Wednesday afternoon, and the incident is being investigated as a hate crime.
We hope they catch whoever is responsible for this bs…
Workers removing vandal spray paint from Jackie Robinson statue. Cyclones park pic.twitter.com/6VokOTmBI7
— glenn schuck (@glennschuck) August 7, 2013