Major League Baseball is investigating reports that Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar wore eye black depicting a gay slur written in Spanish, a league spokesperson told ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick.
At least one photo taken by Getty Images shows Escobar wearing the eye black with the slur during Saturday's game against the Boston Red Sox.
Getty Images confirmed the photo's authenticity to ESPN.com's Keith Law.
One of Escobar's agents declined to comment when reached by Crasnick on Monday.
Escobar, 29, played the entire game Saturday but was scratched from the lineup Sunday due to flu-like symptoms.
also this article.
http://www.thebiglead.com/index.php/201 ... bud-selig/
Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar decided to stir things up a bit on Saturday afternoon against the Red Sox by inexplicably sporting eye black that read “TU ERE MARICON,” which basically translates to “you’re a faggot” in English. What a swell guy.
Whatever his intention was here — and I can’t wait to hear Escobar’s thoughtful explanation — it’s neither amusing nor appropriate, it’s just asinine.
I’m guessing Escobar would have been fined by MLB had his eye black simply read “AUSTIN 3:16,” so it’s probably safe to assume a sitdown with Bird Selig and friends is imminent.
with this picture.
you can clearly see "TU ERE MERICON"