The line that separates the joke from the racist is very fine on some occasions and an occurrence of one of the commentators of the party of the MLB baseball among Arizona Diamondbacks and the New York Mets passed that line.
While the pitcher of the New York team Marcus Stroman he was doing his work on the hill, Bob Brenly, a television analyst for the Diamondbacks, made a comment with racist overtones that has not been well received, especially by the African-American community.
“I’m sure it’s the same du-rag that Tom Seaver used to wear when pitching for the Mets.”Brenly said of the headgear Stroman wears under his cap and comparing it to the style of a baseball legend like Tom Seaver, recently deceased. The term du-rag used by the analyst refers to a discriminatory and slave accessory years ago, which has become a kind of symbol within African-American culture.
Onward and upward…through all adversity and racist undertones. The climb continues through all! 🗣
— Marcus Stroman (@STR0) June 2, 2021
Stroman himself spoke through his personal Twitter account criticizing the comment. “I’m not surprised by this kind of language towards African American athletes. It’s blatant racism and it’s been going on for a long time. “wrote the Mets pitcher. In addition, the pitcher also commented that he published that comment because if he said it at a press conference the media would use it against him and he settled the incident with a “Forward and upward… Through all the adversity and racist overtones. The ascent continues through everyone! “.