In today's reminder that the world is full of terrible people, police in New York are on the hunt for a vile vandal who scribbled derogatory messages and Nazi imagery on a statue of Jackie Robinson outside the Brooklyn Cyclones' ballpark.
According to the New York Daily News , an employee at MCU Park in Coney Island arrived at the stadium at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday to find that a statue of Robinson and his Brooklyn Dodgers teammate Pee Wee Reese had been defaced.
According to the Daily News report, the messages included hateful notes that read, "Heil Hitler," "Die n----r," "F--k n----r" and "F--k Jackie Robinson," and were written sometime after the Cyclones' home game Tuesday night. The act is being investigated as a hate crime
"The statue is a symbol of tolerance," Cyclones Director of Communications Billy Harner told the paper. "It's an absolute tragedy that someone would deface it the way they did."