A Colorado Rockies fan accused of yelling a racial slur during a Sunday game appears to have been calling over "Dinger," the team's mascot.
During Sunday night's game in Colorado, a fan accused of yelling a racial slur at one of the opposing team's players, Marlin's centerfielder Lewis Brinson, was found after an investigation to be yelling out the name of the Rockies mascot.
Before the conduct of an investigation, the Rockies issued a statement explaining their "zero tolerance" policy regarding racism.
"The Rockies have zero tolerance for any form of racism or discrimination, and any fan using derogatory language of any kind will be ejected and banned from Coors Field," the team said according to The Hill.
Before the investigation, several Marlin's players issued scathing rebukes of what they thought they heard. The event can be seen on a video provided by Denver Channel 9 News anchor Steve Staeger.
But after the investigation, several baseball players who commented on the event quickly apologized, expressing their remorse for the misinterpretation.
"I personally apologize for jumping to conclusions. I felt, and many heard something vile and nasty. It's not the case. So I apologize to him and his family. Know when you're wrong and apologize," baseball player Adam Jones tweeted.
"I apologize for any anger I may have caused from my retweet. If these are the facts then Im sorry for the misunderstanding. If he doesn't have any of those feelings in his heart then all is good. We live, we learn," baseball player Jay Jackson tweeted.
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