Lewis Brinson only hears the N-phrase from the Rockies admirer.
The Marlins outfielder was involved in a controversial moment on Sunday, when he was at-bat on throughout the Marlins matchup vs. the Rockies a fan in the stands guiding household plate appeared to have shouted the N-phrase two times, with the epithet caught by on-subject microphones.
As it turns out, the lover was instead yelling for Colorado’s mascot “Dinger,” trying to get its consideration for a photograph with his household, in accordance to the Rockies. Nonetheless, on seeing the video clip, Brinson thinks he hears the racial slur.
“All I know is that, in my viewpoint, it sounds a lot like the N-phrase. But I’m not that supporter,” Brinson said Monday, through United states Right now. “I never know what he said. I only have the movie and the video sounds like the N-phrase to me. But, if he did not, and did not initially mean for him to make it seem like that. I’m sorry for all the backlash coming.”
Brinson said that, as a Black baseball player, he draws the ire of racists on social media relatively often, with nameless, faceless accounts tweeting him with the disgusting word.
“I personally keep hearing the N-phrase. It is not that I want to hear it. I never want to listen to that term,” Brinson mentioned. “Personally, I’ve by no means been called that, in man or woman, to my encounter, on the baseball industry, or exterior the baseball industry, ever, so I don’t know what my response would be if I obtained known as that.
“I haven’t talked to the Rockies, I have not talked to that enthusiast personally — but if which is the case, I’m sorry for any backlash or anything at all that he’s having suitable now.”
Brinson and others on the field at the time experienced not listened to any offensive or racial slurs.