Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling doesn’t believe Adam Jones’ story about a fan racially taunting him.
“I don’t believe the story, given the world we live in,” Schilling said on his webcast. “I don’t believe it, for this reason: Everybody is starving and hungry to sit in front of a camera and talk and be social justice warriors. And if a fan yelled loud enough in center field for Adam Jones to hear the N-word, I guarantee you we would’ve heard and seen fans around on CNN on MSNBC, they would’ve found multiple fans to talk about what a racist piece of junk Boston is.”
Schilling hosts a online talk show on Breitbart.
“If somebody did say it, we’re going to see it and hear about it, and I would apologize to Adam Jones for doubting him, but until then, I think this is bulls–t. I think this is somebody creating a situation,” he continued. “But we’re gonna hear from somebody in the section that saw (Jones) called a racist (word). If not, he’s lying. And I say he’s lying. If he isn’t, I will apologize. I will absolutely apologize on the air and I will be sincere about it if it happens.”
The Red Sox issued a statement apologizing to the outfielder. Several black major leaguers came out in support of Jones’ claims, citing similar personal experiences. Draymond Green, a forward for the Golden State Warriors, said he had been the subject of N-word taunts during NBA games.