Captain America himself, Chris Evans, is calling for a lifetime ban for racist Red Sox fans after Baltimore Orioles’ outfielder Adam Jones said the crowd’s verbal abuse targeted at him included racial slurs.
As it turns out, it wasn’t the first time Jones experienced racism while playing at Fenway Park but Jones explained to The Boston Globe that what occurred Monday night was the worst it’s ever been:
“A disrespectful person threw a bag of peanuts at me and I got called the ‘N’ word a handful of times. It was pretty awesome out there. Just part of the job, right? That’s one of the worst nights. It’s very unfortunate to be honest with you. I heard there were 50-60 ejections tonight in the ballpark. It is what it is. I just go out and try to play baseball.”
Evans, a Boston native, responded to the story published by the Globe earlier this afternoon in which he called for a lifetime ban for the offender. You can read the tweet below.
Disgusting. Lifetime ban for the offender. https://t.co/U7Keddq9yz
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) May 2, 2017
Despite the terrible treatment, Jones added that he remains in good spirits after the experience:
“It’s unfortunate that people need to resort to those type of epithets to degrade another human being. I’m out there trying to make a living for myself and my family. The best thing about myself is that I know how to move on and still play the game hard and let people be who they are and let them show their true colors.”
Red Sox officials told the Globe that there were less than 30 ejections from Fenway park that night. As for the offender, he was escorted out of the stadium but Jones doesn’t feel being ejected from the ballpark is a significant enough consequence for the offense. Instead, he suggests fans who shout racial slurs be met with a hefty fine:
“They found him. It’s unfortunate. Pathetic. What they need to do is instead of kicking people out of the stadium, they need to fine them 10 grand, 20 grand, 30 grand, and then make them pay in full and if they don’t, take it out of their check. That’s how you hurt somebody. Kicking them out of the stadium, what does that mean? It’s a slap on the wrist. The guy needs to be confronted and needs to pay for what he does. What if something hit me in the eye and I can’t play baseball anymore?”