August 13th, 2013
01:55 AM ET

Giants fan apologizes for throwing banana

A San Francisco Giants fan who threw a banana that landed near Baltimore Orioles centerfielder Adam Jones during a weekend game said the incident was not racially motivated, but an act of frustration at his team's poor performance.

Alexander Poulides told the San Jose Mercury News that he's embarrassed and shocked, but most of all apologetic for his "indiscretion."

Poulides said he was unaware of the uproar until Monday morning when he turned on the news. His heart sank when heard the outcry over an unidentified Giants fan who threw a banana at Jones, who is African-American.

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  1. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    "Banana apologizes for throwing Giants fan" There. Now do ya feel better?

    August 13, 2013 at 3:02 am | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    I said, before my comment was deleted: stop manufacturing drama. Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. I guess it couldn't possibly occur to people that the fan actually was displeased with the performance of the team?

    August 13, 2013 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |