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Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, Governor Charlie Baker react to Adam Jones hearing racial taunts at Fenway Park

05.02.17 at 10:09 am ET
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Adam Jones was the victim of racist taunts at Fenway Park Monday. (Patrick McDermott/USA Today Sports)

Adam Jones was the victim of racist taunts at Fenway Park Monday. (Patrick McDermott/USA Today Sports)

Following the events at Fenway Park Monday night involving Adam Jones getting peanuts thrown at him as well as racial taunts, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Governor Charlie Baker both have spoken.

“Something like this doesn’t belong in sports,” Walsh said, via CBS Boston. “I wish we could find out who these people were or who this person was that says this. If they claim to be a sports fan, they’re not a sports fan–nothing but a racist.”

“I’m upset about this,” he added. “Certainly we don’t condone this type of behavior. The City of Boston, the Red Sox organization doesn’t condone this type of behavior. It’s an unfortunate incident, and it should not reflect the city, who we are as Boston.”

The Mayor hopes Jones will get a “standing ovation” when he takes the field Tuesday night.

“I think the Red Sox fans will step it up tonight, and I think they’ll send a very positive message,” Walsh said. “I think that’s what we do in Boston.”

Baker posted the following message on Twitter: Fenway fans behavior at the #RedSox game last night was unacceptable & shameful. This is not what Massachusetts & Boston are about.

Click here for the Red Sox’ statement on the incident.

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