“I was called the N-word a handful of times tonight,’’ Jones said disgustedly.
This day and age this alleged racist tirade would have been recorded and the person would have been doxed by now, so this did not happen. Jones is lying.
So you know ahead of time that someone is going to be dropping the N bomb at a player and have your phone out ready to capture it?
C'mon.... Stuff still flies under the radar and isn't captured electronically this day & age.
Every little confrontation that springs up is videotaped. "Handful of times", you mean to tell me you believe someone used that word, even once, at a public ballpark, and nobody got their phones out? I like facts, evidence or reliable eyewitnesses, Jones has none of those things on his side. Just a bunch of SJW's quick to pat themselves on the back and condemn racism. Well guess what? I condemn it too, when it actually exists.
Where's the video of the peanut throwing? The dudes smoking weed? The fights? The abusive language?
There were 30 ejections. How many were videotaped? Any? Doesn't that disprove your point?
I think if this were some sort of a nightly thing at Fenway we'd definitely see video of it.
That said Jones' story is starting to seem more true bit by bit. Per the radio today the team spoke with Red Sox players today and the players confirmed this has happened in the past. I think we will know more over time.
That said I still question the general concept here. If Boston is such a racist city it certainly isn't hurting the Patriots....aka most popular team in NFL for free agents....the one everybody wants to be traded to.
And certainly nobody is yelling stuff at Marcus Smart. He'd be in the stands eventually.
As much as I hate to admit it perception is reality at times, and I think it's well within the realm of possibility that in the minds of many pro players Boston and/or a team or two of ours are perceived as racist (at least among African Americans). And we can cry about that or deal with it.
I would be very curious to see a poll of pro players asking them what city or fan base they feel they have the most racist experiences in. And I wouldn't mind seeing it sorted out by race.
I'd be very curious if hispanic players felt different than white ones from black ones, from mixed race ones, etc.
It wouldn't shock me if drunk fans always yell stuff at players of rivalries. And Boston has a lot of rivalries. And I suspect we have a lot of drunks.