Found September 18, 2012 on
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MLB is investigating Yunel Escobar after it was revealed that the Blue Jays shortstop wore eye black with a homophobic message written on them during Saturday’s game.
Escobar, who was born in Cuba, had the words “Tu ere maricon” written on his eye black for Saturday’s game against the Red Sox.
“Tu ere maricon” is Spanish for “you are a ******.” Maricon is a commonly used Spanish slur for a gay person, and it’s used very casually similar to the way “that’s gay” is used to by many in the U.S. to describe something stupid.
Even though “maricon” is used frequently, that doesn’t make it acceptable. The Blue Jays acknowledged that in a statement released on Monday.
“The Toronto Blue Jays do not support discrimination of any kind nor condone the message displayed by Yunel Escobar during Saturday’s game. The club takes this situation seriously and is investigating the matter.”
The commissioner’s office is also looking into the matter.
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Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar, who typically writes messages via eye black on his face, was sporting a homophoic Spanish word that’s a derogatory term for a homsexual. During Saturday’s game against the Boston Red Sox, Escobar wrote “Tu ere” under his eyes. However he misspelled the middle word. It is supposed to be spelled “eres,” Spanish-language sentence...
In the wake of Yunel Escobar’s ignorant and homophobic usage of his eye black, I think it’s important that we remember that eye black is not the culprit here. Eye black is still great. Eye black will always be great. Especially, when hot yumps decide to wear it.
Yunel Escobar gave eye black a bad name. We immediately repair that name.
Many Red Sox players were outraged by Yunel Escobar's homophobic eye black message. While the controversial eye black message went unnoticed by most Red Sox players on the field, Nick Cafardo said it was inexcusable for the Blue Jays players and coaches to let him out onto the field with that slur written under his eyes. Escobar's off-field issues lead to him to be moved...
Toronto's f'in idiot of a shortstop, Yunel Escobar, thought of a brilliant plan to write a homophobic slur in spanish in his eye black on Saturday. As shown in the picture, Escobar had "Tu ere Maricon" under his eyes that can be translated into, well, read on and find out.
The Toronto Blue Jays and Major League Baseball have suspended shortstop...
The Toronto Blue Jays announced Tuesday a three-game suspension for shortstop Yunel Escobar as a result of a homophobic slur written in Spanish on the eye black he wore during last Saturday’s game. The punishment, agreed upon by major league baseball, the team and the players’ association, will include a donation to the You Can Play Project and the Gay and Lesbian Alliance...
Yunel Escobar was suspended for three games Tuesday by the Toronto Blue Jays for wearing eye-black displaying a homophobic slur written in Spanish during last Saturday's game against the Boston Red Sox.
Pictures posted online showed the Blue Jays shortstop with the message written in his eye-black, a sticker players wear under their eyes to reduce glare from the sun. The slur...
Writing messages on one's eye black is nothing new in professional sports. Plenty of athletes have made statements with their in-game makeup from time to time, from Tim Tebow's bible verses to Mark Herzlich's Batman mask to Bryce Harper's whatever the heck his design is. Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar appears to have crossed the line with his latest foray...
Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar wore the offensive Spanish phrase "Tu ere maricon" in his eye black Saturday. Yes, we're still shaking our heads and scrunching up our eyes over the complete...
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Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar is BOLD. Escobar thought it would be a good idea to wear eye black with a gay slur written in Spanish on Saturday when the Blue Jays faced off against the Red Sox. Of course the MLB is investigating. “The Toronto Blue Jays do not support discrimination of any [...]
Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar will be sitting out the next three games after he was suspended by Major League Baseball for putting a Spanish, homophobic slur in his eye-black for a game this past Saturday.
Yeah, that's right, he was suspended for something incredibly stupid.
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Yunel Escobar is a jerk… in Spanish!
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