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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 that is an offensive remark.
Via USA Today:
Escobar, a Cuban-born shortstop for the Toronto Blue Jays, wore eye black during Saturday’s game against the Boston Red Sox that read, “Tu ere…” followed by a seven-letter Spanish word that’s a derogatory term for a homsexual.
Even with the misspelled middle word (the correct form is “eres”), the Spanish-language sentence clearly makes an offensive remark.
It’s not clear who the message was intended for or what the purpose was. Escobar has not responded to an e-mail, but Major League Baseball spokesman Pat Courtney told USA TODAY Sports that MLB is looking into the matter.
Escobar, 29, has been known to write messages on his eye black, often humorous in nature, and the slur he used is often tossed around by Latin players when joshing with each other.
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