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Marcus Stroman claps back at racist comments during Dbacks broadcast

Bob Brenly brought up Stroman’s durag for the duration of Tuesday night’s broadcast. 

On Tuesday night time when Marcus Stroman was pitching for the Mets, Diamondbacks announcer Bob Brenly commented about the durag Stroman wears beneath his cap.

“Pretty absolutely sure that is the exact same durag that Tom Seaver applied to don when he pitched for the Mets,” Brenly claimed for the duration of the telecast.

Following the recreation, Stroman posted a simple remark in reaction on Twitter.

Stroman was also associated in a heated exchange of text for the duration of the recreation with Josh Rojas, which led to the benches clearing but nothing far more.

Brenly, a previous Environment Sequence-winning supervisor, now calls Diamondbacks video games for Bally Sports Arizona.

Stroman has by no means been shy about commenting on his social channels about race and social justice issues. He also retweets a couple tweets calling out Brenly for the racist remark. Stroman replied to 1 tweet, saying the “media will turn this towards me somehow” if he publicly criticized Brenly.

Stroman went on to share some reviews he gained on Instagram and Twitter.

Followers have been an concern at sporting functions significantly way too considerably in modern times, and — regrettably — athletes are nevertheless acquiring messages like the 1 previously mentioned that Stroman experienced to go through following the recreation.

To be obvious: there is no spot in this place for racism like this. Main League Baseball celebrates the legacies of Jackie Robinson and Roberto Clemente. The league requirements to do far more to support its gamers of shade and confront overt and subtle racism like the remark from Brenly — and condemn reviews from admirers.