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A broadcast of a Major League Baseball game at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado, on Sunday clearly picked up a fan shouting a racial slur at Miami Marlins outfielder Lewis Brinson, who is Black.
Brinson was up to bat in the ninth inning against the Colorado Rockies when someone was heard loudly shouting the N-word multiple times in a row on the Bally Sports Florida broadcast of the game, which the Marlins lost 13-8.
A spokesperson for the Marlins told The Associated Press they were aware of the clip, but that “neither Lewis, nor any other Marlins on the field or in the dugout, heard what was shouted.”
He added that they alerted the Rockies to the clip. The Rockies released a statement condemning the fan’s actions.
“The Colorado Rockies are disgusted at the racial slur by a fan directed at the Marlins’ Lewis Brinson during the ninth inning of today’s game,” the team said, adding that the person was not identified before the end of the game but that they are investigating the incident.
“The Rockies have zero tolerance for any form of racism or discrimination, and any fan using derogatory language of any kind will be ejected and banned from Coors Field,” the statement continued.
Brinson, 27, is in his fifth season in the MLB and finished Sunday’s game with two hits, two runs, and a walk from the at-bat when the fan was shouting the slur.