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N-word heard at Colorado with Marlins’ Lewis Brinson batting

Aug 5, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Miami Marlins left fielder Lewis Brinson (25) doubles in two runs in the 8th inning against the New York Mets at loanDepot park. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 5, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Miami Marlins left fielder Lewis Brinson (25) doubles in two runs in the 8th inning against the New York Mets at loanDepot park. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Miami outfielder Lewis Brinson was the apparent target of racial abuse Sunday during the Marlins’ game against the Colorado Rockies in Denver.

Microphones in use for the television broadcast caught a fan yelling the N-word multiple times during a ninth-inning plate appearance by Brinson, who is Black. Brinson drew a walk, but the next two batters were retired to end Colorado’s 13-8 win.

The Rockies later issued a statement, saying, the team is “disgusted at the racial slur by a fan directed at the Marlins’ Lewis Brinson during the ninth inning of today’s game. Although the subject was not identified prior to the end of the game, the Rockies are still investigating this incident.

“The Rockies have zero tolerance for any form of racism or discrimination, and any fan using derogatory language of any kind will be ejected and banned from Coors Field.”

Brinson went 2-for-4 with two RBIs in the game, continuing a hot streak in which he is hitting .400 (10-for-25) with a homer and nine RBIs in his past seven games. For the season, he is hitting .261 with four homers and 17 RBIs in 45 games.

–Field Level Media