Found September 17, 2012 on Hall of Very Good:
After the Atlanta Braves traded Yunel Escobar to the Toronto Blue Jays, speculation was that the deal was made because no one on the team liked him...not because of what he brought to the field.

Well, more than two years later, the shortstop apparently wants everyone to despise him.

As Craig Calcaterra over at HardballTalk writes:

Caught by Jays fan @james_in_to and featured over at the Drunk Jays Fan blog, pictures taken of Yunel Escobar on Saturday clearly show that he’s wearing eye black stickers on which he — or someone else — wrote the words “TU ERE MARICON,” which translates to “you are a fa**ot.” As @james_in_to explains, in some cases it can mean “you are a p***y,” but the former is more widely accepted as the meaning.

Homophobic slurs, in any language...not cool.


MLB investigating Yunel Escobar for homophobic ‘you are a ********* eye black

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...

Blue Jays’ Yunel Escobar sports homophobic slur on face

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...

Hot girls wearing eye black…UH YUMP!!!

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.

Yunel Escobar Eye Black Controversy Does Not Reflect Well on Blue Jays Organization (Video)

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...

Jays' Escobar suspended three games for gay slur

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...

Escobar suspended 3 games for slur

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...

MLB Investigating Yunel Escobar After Blue Jays Shortstop Wears Eye Black With Gay Slur Written in Spanish

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 allegedly had gay slur written on eye black

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 [...]

Yenel Escobar wore eye black that read 'You are F*ggot'

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... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Escobar docked 3 games for eye-black slur

Okay. 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. The image was first noticed in a Getty Images photo and yes, it's going...

Only Ozzie Guillen would try to justify Yunel Escobar’s situation

Ozzie Guillen is not the smartest man on the planet. I’m not the first person to make that observation and I guarantee you I won’t even be close to the last as long as he has an audience to speak to. Let us be clear Guillen like everyone else has a right to his feelings and the opportunity to create an environment in his home that he and his family find comfortable (more on...

Links of the Day 9/17/12

It’s too cold out. But also, join me in wishing Eric Wahlund a happy birthday. I always enjoy pictures of someone breaking something. Like windows, not bones. Some conspiracies in sports. Kind of la good reason why I don’t follow the NBA, you know? Yunel Escobar is a jerk… in Spanish! SCOREBOARD NFL San Francisco 27, Detroit 19 – The 49ers might be the best team in the league...
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