Originally posted on Ted's Army  |  Last updated 9/19/12



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.

Washington Post

The Toronto Blue Jays and Major League Baseball have suspended shortstop Yunel Escobar for three games without pay after he wore eye black bearing a homophobic slur during a game Saturday.

The team met with the league and the MLB Players Association before agreeing on the punishment, which will cost Escobar more than $92,000. He is making $5 million this season.

Saturday against the Red Sox, Escobar played with the words “tu ere maricon” (sic) written on his eye black. The phrase can be translated to “you are a (gay slur).” Jays season-ticker holder James Greenhalgh captured a photo of the phrase from behind the dugout during the game and posted it on his Twitter account (via Big League Stew), and Monday night, the team and the league both announced they were investigating the incident.

Don't worry, it's was ok for him to do that, he has gay friends.

“I agree with the suspension. I don’t have any problem with that. I’m embarrassed,” the 29-year-old Cuban said through coach Luis Rivera. I’m sorry for my actions the other day. I don’t have anything against homosexuals. I have friends who are gay.”

Accepted offensive jokes and slurs due to association. Is that not good enough?

Wouldn't you think before writing those words under your eyes, that someone would eventually find out? Obviously not. There are only 25 TV cameras and a couple dozen photographers in the park during a game.

Dumbass!

(Photo: Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

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