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Ballplayer Yunel Escobar wears eye black during game: 'TU ERE MARICON,' or 'You are a faggot.'

Cuban-born Major League Baseball player Yunel Escobar of the Toronto Blue Jays is in hot water for wearing eye black at Saturday's game that read, "TU ERE MARICON," or "You are a faggot."

From Associated Press:

TORONTO -- Major League Baseball is checking reports that Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar played Saturday's game against Boston wearing eye-black displaying a homophobic slur written in Spanish.

Pictures posted online show Escobar with the message written in his eye-black, a sticker players wear under their eyes to reduce glare from the sun. The slur did not appear to be directed at any person in particular.

MLB spokesman Pat Courtney confirmed the commissioner's office is looking into the reports.

"The club takes this situation seriously and is investigating the matter," the Blue Jays said in a statement Monday night, adding they "do not support discrimination of any kind nor condone the message displayed by Yunel Escobar during Saturday's game."

The team said Escobar will be available to the media Tuesday afternoon at Yankee Stadium along with general manager Alex Anthopoulos, manager John Farrell and coach Luis Rivera.

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