Fan banned from Fenway Park after using racial slur

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That game also included an incident in which a Boston fan said another fan used a racial slur, and the team announced Wednesday that it had permanently banned the man accused of employing that language. "To throw me out in that situation after what Sale did yesterday - throwing 98 behind a guy, on objective, everybody knew it, and you're going to throw me out for hitting a guy on a curveball 0-0 in the second inning?"

Calvin Hennick (right) attends a Red Sox game with his son, Nile, and his father-in-law, Guy Mont-Louis, at Boston's Fenway Park.

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The Red Sox apologized to Jones, as did the mayor of Boston and the governor of MA. Later that same evening, the team had another fan escorted out of Fenway Park after throwing a racial slur at another fan in the stands.

The Cubs, who recently played at Fenway Park, all spoke out in support of Jones, who received a standing ovation at the ballpark on Tuesday night after the incidents on Monday.

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"But I'm glad the Sox are encouraging fans to come forward", Hennick said.

Hennick says he is happy with how the Red Sox handled the situation. I want to thank the fan who raised this issue, who did exactly what we asked the fans to do yesterday while all this was going on. "Thankfully, we didn't have any more problems for the rest of the game".

According to WEEI, Kennedy believes this is the first time a lifetime ban has been imposed for a fan at Fenway Park.

"I'm here to send a message loud and clear that the treatment of others that you've been reading about here lately is unacceptable", Red Sox president Sam Kennedy said prior to Wednesday night's game against the Orioles.

Kennedy had made a point of approaching Jones and shaking the outfielder's hand before Tuesday's game.

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"The white fan right next to me, the middle-aged man leaned over and said 'she sang too long and she n-worded it up, '" Hennick told WBZ.

Dustin Pedroia, who returned to the leadoff spot after spending the past five games, singled and stroked an RBI sacrifice fly to left field that put the Red Sox ahead 4-0.

The incident comes on the heels of Jones being racially taunted during Monday's series opener in Boston.

James said he heard a couple athletes say they expect racist remarks when they play in Boston.

Longtime competitors in the AL East, the rivalry between Boston and Baltimore has never attracted the attention or animosity of a Red Sox-Yankees matchup. I can't recall ever hearing anything that was racism toward me.

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