Rockies: Fan shouted at mascot, did not use slur


The Colorado Rockies say {that a} fan didn’t yell racial slurs throughout Sunday’s sport towards the Miami Marlins and that the person as a substitute was shouting on the staff’s mascot.

The Rockies stated Sunday that they were “disgusted” at what was widely believed to be a racial slur directed at Miami’s Lewis Brinson, who’s Black. However the group informed ESPN on Monday that the fan was shouting at Dinger, the staff’s dinosaur-themed mascot.

A supply confirmed to ESPN that the Rockies reached out and spoke to the fan as a part of the staff’s investigation of the incident. The Rockies additionally contacted one other fan sitting close to the person, who additionally informed the staff that the person was shouting “Dinger,” in response to the supply.

Denver-based tv station 9News first reported Monday that the Rockies had concluded their investigation into Sunday’s incident.

Microphones on the Bally Sports activities Florida telecast picked up the fan yelling throughout Brinson’s at-bat within the ninth inning.

Marlins spokesman Jason Latimer informed The Related Press through textual content message on Sunday that “neither Lewis, nor another Marlins on the sector or within the dugout, heard what was shouted.”

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