August 8th, 2013
02:19 AM ET

Racial slurs on Jackie Robinson statue

Vandals defaced a statue of Jackie Robinson outside the Brooklyn Cyclones baseball stadium, marking racial slurs and symbols on it, park and police officials said Wednesday.

A swastika, "anti-Semitic comments" and the N-word were written in black marker on the statue and its base sometime between the end of the Cyclones game Tuesday night and 7 a.m. Wednesday, according to a spokesman for the New York City Police Department.

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  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    After growing up as a white male under segregation in Mississippi, I expected much less racism in northern states. I have learned that prejudice is universal. Everybody needs to stop it: absolutely everybody.

    August 8, 2013 at 7:13 am | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    They need to put a sign up saying "These words are SOMEONES finest IGNORANT moments!" And i totally agree @ Joey, absolutely everyone! Even within a race, some of the things they call each other! Wow! Yet if another person of a different race were to say them, they might be shot!

    August 8, 2013 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    That this sort of ignorance still happens in 2013 is appalling. (Shaking my head)

    August 8, 2013 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    Agree with you folks.
    Every time this happens one is saddened.
    Have a good one @JI-F@Chrissy@banasy.
    @chrissy hope you you are feeling better. your comments reg your health on another thread were a matter of concern.

    August 8, 2013 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Scottish Mama

    Disgrace.

    August 8, 2013 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    Much appreciated @ saywhat. There are people worse off than me so im greatful.

    August 8, 2013 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      @chrissy- read something from bobcat(iah) and saywhat that says you are not feeling well, hope you feel better soon.🙂

      August 9, 2013 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Rascal Rabble

    the ignorant apparently protesting that baseball is no longer a whitesmangame ...they should have hung a bra and a wig on the statues...baseball industry need to represent more women...

    August 9, 2013 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    Lol @ Rasca, WHOs the crasy one now? Lmao! And yes @ mama, im feeling better thank you.

    August 10, 2013 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Johng275

    Hey are using WordPress for your blog platform? I'm new to the blog world but I'm trying to get started and set up my own. Do you require any coding knowledge to make your own blog? Any help would be really appreciated! egkaceafdded

    April 28, 2014 at 6:31 am | Report abuse |