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 Posted: Fri May 5th, 2017 02:21 am
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Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones, who was the victim of racist comments at Fenway Park on Monday, has since received an outpouring of support from those in and outside of the baseball world.

One person who called Jones to see how the 31-year-old big-leaguer was doing after the incident was civil-rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson, who recently told The Baltimore Sun that Jones was "going through his Jackie Robinson moment."

Robinson broke the color barrier across baseball when he made his major-league debut for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.

"He's handling it with amazing dignity and strength of character, and many people are coming to his rescue because this is such a horrible thing to happen, but it happens so often," Jackson said of Jones. "He's symbolizing the pain of this hour. There are far more people for him than against him. He represents the best in America."

After the incident, Jones called for harsher penalties for such behavior in the future.

The Boston Red Sox have since issued an apology to Jones and the entire Orioles organization for what occurred. The outfielder was given a standing ovation by the crowd at Fenway Park the day after the incident, and he even received additional support from Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Red Sox superstar Mookie Betts.

On Tuesday, the Red Sox banned a fan from Fenway Park for life after they used a racial slur during a game.