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 Posted: Wed May 3rd, 2017 02:06 am
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The ugly side of sports fandom was on display Monday night at Fenway Park in Boston.

Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones was taunted from the stands by fans spouting hateful, racist insults during the Orioles' 5-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox. He was understandably upset after the game, according to USA Today's Bob Nightengale.

"A disrespectful fan threw a bag of peanuts at me," Jones said, "I was called the N-word a handful of times tonight. Thanks. Pretty awesome."

Jones' solution to the problem is to hit the offending parties where it hurts: their pocketbook.

"It’s pathetic,’’ he said. "It’s called a coward. What they need to do is that instead of kicking them out of the stadium, they need to fine them 10 grand, 20 grand, 30 grand. Something that really hurts somebody. Make them pay in full. And if they don’t, take it out of their check.

"That’s how you hurt somebody. You suspend them from the stadium, what does that mean? It’s a slap on the wrist. That guy needs to be confronted, and he needs to pay for what he’s done."

It wasn't the first time Jones has had to deal with this brand of idiocy. As recently as last October, when the Orioles played the Toronto Blue Jays in the AL wild-card game, he claimed that himself and teammate Hyun Soo Kim were both targeted with racial slurs from members of the crowd.