The Colorado Rockies announced Sunday night that they are investigating after a fan used a racial slur during a turn at bat by Miami Marlins outfielder Lewis Brinson, who is black, at Coors Field.
Microphones on the Bally Sports Florida broadcast caught a fan shouting the N word multiple times during Brinson’s at-bat during the ninth inning of Colorado’s 13-8 win, according to ESPN.
Marlins spokesman Jason Latimer said Brinson and the other players on the field and in the dugout did not hear what was yelled at.
The executive director of the MLB Players Association, Tony Clark, also said in a statement that “we must continue to work together to ensure that racism is never tolerated on or off the field.”
After Sunday’s game, Brinson, who later heard what was yelled at, posted a photo of himself on Instagram with the caption “Follow.”
Brinson was 2-for-4 with two RBIs during Sunday’s game. He has been with the Marlins since 2018.
The 27-year-old is hitting .261 / .296 / .445 this season with four home runs and 17 RBIs.