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Yu Chang hit with racist tweets after error loses game for Cleveland

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Cleveland’s Yu Chang took heat from several racist fans after his throwing error costs his team the game 4-3 against the Chicago White Sox.

Chang called on fans to exercise their freedom of speech “the right way” and that “all comments, positive or negative,” would be accepted, but “definitely not racist one.”

Chang showed a handful of those tweets. One called him a “f*ckin sars corona virus.” Another told him to fix “those slanty eyes” while a third called him an “Asian f*ckin r*tard.”

ESPN reported that Chang received immediate support from his manager Terry Francona.

“First, I wanted to make sure he was OK and that he understands the lunacy or the idiocy that was said is not shared by hopefully very many people.

 “Ignorance and racism, they shouldn’t be anywhere. Those comment that have nothing to do with baseball. It’s just an excuse for somebody to be stupid and ignorant. That’s really what it is.”

Chang has been part of the Cleveland organization since 2013. He played first base last night, but normally plays on third or shortstop.

The incident comes as the nation comes to grips with thousands of incidents of anti-Asian hate reported across the country.

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1 COMMENT

  1. Really, Rump needs to be held accountable for his hate and racist speech against the Chinese and his blaming China for the pandemic (instead of his failure to respond to it intelligently) which has given permission to haters out there to do damage against Asians.

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