MLB, Toronto Blue Jays to Address "M*ricon" incident

GLAAD has spoken with both Major League Baseball and the Toronto Blue Jays organization this morning, regarding anti-gay language that was written on shortstop Yunel Escobar's eye-black this weekend. The phrase "TU ERE M*RICON" was written, which is most closely translated as "You are a f*ggot."

Escobar's team released a statement last night, saying "The Toronto Blue Jays do not support discrimination of any kind nor condone the message displayed by Yunel Escobar during Saturday’s game." 

Escobar, Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos, manager John Farrell and coach Luis Rivera are expected to speak at a press conference Tuesday afternoon in New York to further address the incident.

We will have more updates then.



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As a Major League Baseball umpire for the past 29 seasons, Dale Scott has worked three World Series, three All-Star Games, two no-hitters and numerous playoff games. He is also the first out active male official in the MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL, and the first Major League Baseball umpire to publicly say he is gay while active.