Toronto Bluejays Shortstop Writes ‘You’re a Fa**ot’ ON HIS FACE for Game
Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar thought it a wise and socially acceptable idea to take to the field last weekend with black tape (for keeping the sun out of his eyes) featuring the words “TU ERE MARICON” (for taunting the Boston Red Sox with homophobia).
“Tu ere maricon,” of course being spanish for “You’re a faggot.”
So why hasn’t the only man in North America today who has made a messier, more public mistake than Mitt Romney this week been fired from the team?
“The Toronto Blue Jays do not support discrimination of any kind nor condone the message displayed by Yunel Escobar during Saturday’s game,” the statement read. “The club takes this situation seriously and is investigating the matter.”
No seriously, why hasn’t he been fired from the team?
MLB obviously consists of both American and Canadian teams. And had a player on say, the Phillies, scribbled one of the most hateful words possible on his face before a game, those criteria would be reasonable justification for terminating his employment within the league. But as a representative of a Canadian franchise, his offense is amplified tenfold.
Canadian law provides marriage equality for same-sex couples, and protects them from hateful discrimination.
A promised press conference from the involved parties – MLB, the Bluejays and Escobar – should make the plan for dealing with this disgusting display clear, but let me just go ahead and say right now that only one solution will do.
Fire the homophobe.
(via National Post)