There’s a chance that this wasn’t an act of racism, but it’s minimal at best.
Instead of celebrating a 10-2 series clinching win over the defending World Series champs San Francisco Giants, Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones, took to twitter to voice his disgust with a fan who threw a banana at him.
I want to thank whatever slapdick threw that banana towards my direction in CF in the last inning. Way to show ur class u jackass.
— 10 (@SimplyAJ10) August 11, 2013
This is the same gesture experienced by Black soccer players in Europe when racist fans refer to them as monkeys. What would make one human being commit such a hideous act? I don’t know.