Sports | May 2, 2017 10:41 am

Red Sox and Boston Mayor Apologize for Fenway Park Taunts of Adam Jones

Fans hurled racial slurs and threw peanuts at Baltimore Orioles All-Star.

Adam Jones #10 of the Baltimore Orioles takes a swing during a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on April 23, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland.  The Red Sox won 6-2.  (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
Adam Jones #10 of the Baltimore Orioles takes a swing during a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on April 23, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Red Sox won 6-2. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

All-Star player Adam Jones of the Baltimore Orioles reported receiving racial taunts during a Monday night game against the Boston Red Sox.

Jones said he was “called the N-word a handful of times” and had a bag of peanuts thrown at him during a game that saw at least two-dozen fans ejected.

“It’s unfortunate that people need to resort to those type of epithets to degrade another human being,” Jones declared and expressed particular concern about having anything thrown at him, noting the risk of eye injury.

Red Sox president Sam Kennedy and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh have both apologized for the fan behavior.

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