When Baltimore Orioles baseball player Adam Jones accused Boston Red Sox fans of calling him the n-word and throwing peanuts at him during a Monday game at Fenway Stadium, game attendees corroborated his story. Other athletes said that they have been called the word numerous times playing in Boston. The next day, stadium officials ejected another man for using the slur during a game.
But according to the Washington Post, Curt Schilling thinks it’s all a lie.
You might know Schilling from his bloody sock in 2004, when he became a Boston hero by pitching the Red Sox to their first World Series title in 86 years. Or perhaps you know him from his radio show on the “voice of white nationalism”: Breitbart News.
Maybe you follow him on Facebook and remember when he compared Muslims to Nazis or promoted the Confederate flag as a symbol of Jesus:
When Schilling heard Jones’ accusations, he went ballistic in his own aggressive, white “bro” way.
“I don’t believe the story, given the world we live in,” Schilling commented on his radio show, according to the Post. “I don’t believe it, for this reason: Everybody is starving and hungry to sit in front of a camera and talk and be social-justice warriors. And if a fan yelled loud enough in center field for Adam Jones to hear the n-word, I guarantee you we would’ve heard and seen fans around on CNN, on MSNBC. They would’ve found multiple fans to talk about what a racist piece of junk Boston is.”
Schilling went on to say, “We’re gonna hear from somebody in the section that saw [Jones] called a racist [word],” Schilling added. “If not, he’s lying. And I say he’s lying. If he isn’t, I will apologize. I will absolutely apologize on the air, and I will be sincere about it if it happens.”
Of course, Schilling thinks Jones should shut op or prove that someone committed a racist act against him. But at least Schilly is open-minded enough to leave the door open to the fact that he might be wrong if he hears an actual witness.
Well, veteran sportswriter Mike Lupica wrote an article Wednesday at Sports on Earth that included quotes from a teenager who was sitting in the section during the incident:
A kid named Niko Poulakidas, a senior at Woburn High School on his way to Salem State in the fall, was in the bleachers on Monday night, out in center near where the Green Monster ends. He was, he says, 15 or 20 rows behind the guy who eventually called Jones the N-word and got himself ejected.
“Early on, people were laughing that he was throwing peanuts at Jones. But towards the end, I realized most people were just giving dirty looks,” said Poulakidas. “The N-word was the turning point for sure. Once that was said, everything turned serious.”
So Schilling apologized, right? He was obviously wrong. Plus, there’s no way he would call a high school kid a liar.
Schilling retweeted this:
Then, when asked why he thought Jones was lying, Schilling responded by posting lyrics to songs by Meek Mills and Young Jeezy that play as Jones walks to the mound:
Yes, Schilling believes that if you listen to a rap song with the word “nigga” in it, then you shouldn’t object when someone calls you the n-word. Sounds legit to me.
In other news, I’ve sent the demo tape to my song “Curt Schilling Is a Moist, Racist Shit Stain In America’s Underpants” to Breitbart to see if Schilling will play it as the intro to his radio show.
Let me know if you hear it. I won’t be listening.