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Toronto Shortstop Displays Anti-Gay Slur in Eye Black

Yunel EscobarPost submitted by Eric Cameron, former HRC Digital Media Specialist

MLB authorities are investigating the actions of Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar, who took to the field Saturday with an anti-gay slur written in his eye black.

The Spanish phrase displayed, “Tu Ere Maricon,” is commonly translated as “You are a f*ggot.”

Last night Blue Jays managers released a statement saying they do not support discrimination of any kind nor condone the message displayed by Yunel Escobar during Saturday’s game. The club takes this situation seriously and is investigating the matter.”

A press conference with Escobar, General Manager Alex Anthopoulos, Manager John Farrell and Coach Luis Rivera is expected to take place at Yankee Stadium later today.

Image via Tom Szczerbowski / Getty

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