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Fan 'No Longer Welcome' at Fenway Park After Using Racial Slur at Another Fan

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistMay 4, 2017

Boston Red Sox players surround the batting cage during pre-game warm-ups before the Red Sox baseball Home Opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Fenway Park, Monday, April 3, 2017, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
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A fan has been banned from Fenway Park after he directed a racial slur toward another fan during Tuesday night's game between the Baltimore Orioles and Boston Red Sox.

CSN New England's Evan Drellich relayed the team's official statement on the matter:

Evan Drellich @EvanDrellich

A fan used a racial slur to another fan last night at Fenway Park. Offending fan โ€œno longer welcome at Fenway Park.โ€ https://t.co/r8zKMFF0LP

Red Sox team president Sam Kennedy gave another statement on the decision to reporters, per Jen McCaffrey of the MassLive.com:

Jen McCaffrey @jcmccaffrey

Red Sox president Sam Kennedy with some poignant words to reporters at the park tonight. https://t.co/5XRh2M9rBG

The Red Sox's decision to ban the fan comes two days after fans at Fenway Park berated Orioles outfielder Adam Jones with racist taunts and threw a bag of peanuts at him.

A day later, the franchise issued a statement saying it had "zero tolerance for such inexcusable behavior," according to McCaffrey.

"What they need to do is that instead of kicking them out of the stadium, they need to fine them 10 grand, 20 grand, 30 grand," Jones said, per USA Today's Bob Nightengale. "Something that really hurts somebody. Make them pay in full. And if they donโ€™t, take it out of their check."

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