MLB is looking into Yunel Escobar of the Toronto Blue Jays after seeing what he had written on his eye black prior to a game against the Boston Red Sox on Saturday. Escobar wrote a gay slur on his eye black in Spanish, and the league is now deciding what to do about this despicable act.
Escobar wrote “Tu Ere Maricon” in silver on his eye black. It is as clear as day to see. I am not going to translate it for you. You can do it yourself if you would like. Just know that it is an anti-gay derogatory slur that has no place in the world, let alone baseball.
All Escobar is doing is showing his extreme ignorance. MLB may make him pay this time, however, as he has crossed the line.
MLB spokesman Pat Courtney confirmed to ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick and The Associated Press that the commissioner’s office is looking into the matter. Getty Images has confirmed that the photos were not at all doctored and are completely legitimate.
“The Toronto Blue Jays do not support discrimination of any kind nor condone the message displayed by Yunel Escobar during Saturday’s game,” the Blue Jays said in a statement Monday night, adding the club “takes this situation seriously and is investigating the matter.”
The Blue Jays said Escobar will be available to the media Tuesday afternoon at Yankee Stadium along with general manager Alex Anthopoulos, manager John Farrell and coach Luis Rivera.
It will be interesting to see how he tries to get out of this one, although it will most likely be due to what he will try to say was a language barrier issue.
Sure, Yunel. I’m sure it was all just a misunderstanding due to another language.
I’m not sure that MLB will buy that one.