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    Default Yunel Escobar:Homophobic Racist...?

    Anybody else see this on sportsnet?The MLB is looking into apparently spanish homophobic and racist terms written inside his eye black.

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    http://deadspin.com/5943997/yunel-es...got-in-spanish

    Not sure if putting it on his eye-black was such a good idea, but let's not pretend this type of thing isn't still said on a regular basis on the diamond, court, field, streets, office, etc. Personally, I couldn't care less. I think I learned that word in grade 3...

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    The word faggot doesn't even mean what it used to anymore. Now you just call people faggots because they're being dicks.

    No pun intended.

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    The word faggot doesn't even mean what it used to anymore. Now you just call people faggots because they're being dicks.

    No pun intended.
    Except that in this case the word is "maricon" which is not in this on line Spanish dictionary:

    http://www.123teachme.com/spanish_di.../sp2en/maricon

    Not being a Spanish speaker, reliable sources, CTV, CBC, are saying that maricon is a derogatory term for homosexual. I think the only confusion is about why Escobar did what he did.

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    Except that in this case the word is "maricon" which is not in this on line Spanish dictionary:

    http://www.123teachme.com/spanish_di.../sp2en/maricon

    Not being a Spanish speaker, reliable sources, CTV, CBC, are saying that maricon is a derogatory term for homosexual. I think the only confusion is about why Escobar did what he did.
    I doubt the dictionary has derogatory/slang terms.

    I don't much care now that I know what it says.

    I call people fags that stare at me too. That word gets tossed around like a rag doll.

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    Hey, you brought it up, not me.

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    Regardless on what he thought it meant to him, he knew what it meant to others. Irresponsible and an absolute idiot.

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    To say that Yunel wrote the comment for no reason is being too naive. It is not acceptable and should not be repeated. That being said, I don't think too much should be made of it. I expect the standard claim that it was not directed at anybody but it was a mistake and an apology in the Press Conference today. I don't condone beating him up over it although the Press in particular will do a lot of that.
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    racist?

    how so?

    homophobic for sure.... but racist?

    i've called many people "maricon" in my life.... and it has literally never had anything to do with the fact that they're dirty mexicans

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    Quote heinz57 wrote: View Post
    racist?

    how so?

    homophobic for sure.... but racist?

    i've called many people "maricon" in my life.... and it has literally never had anything to do with the fact that they're dirty mexicans
    Agree. It wasn't racist but homophobic which is also not right. There's a difference between a person calling somebody something casually(in a social situation) and Yunel displaying it on the Black underneath his eyes on a Public playing field as a member of a professional sports team.

    Did he make a mistake? Yes. Should he be beaten up? No.
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    No, I just heard it on the tv and it was breaking news. So, They didn't have any details, the guy said it was a homophobic and/or racial slur.

    That's why I put the "...?"

    It's idiotic to do such a thing because it's detrimental to the team. But, society has become full of sensitive little bitches, I mean what the hell ever happened to the term "Sticks and stones may break my bones,but words(names) will never hurt me"?

    Have we honestly got so bored that now we get offended for the sake of getting offended?

    I mean they actually considered taking the Dire Straits song "Money for Nothing" that has been playing on the radio since it's 70's release off the air because a few lines use the word "faggot" and it's actually a compliment in that song!

    What the hell happened to freedom of speech?

    The TV people won't even say "you are a faggot" is what it meant, they just say "homophobic slur".

    It's a joke. I mean it's a word and it's not even directed at anyone.

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    the best part was turning on the news and they were actually SAYING what was written... like, totally ignoring the fact that they were actually saying "faggot" over and over again in some people's eyes...

    all i could think was if i was watching a chinese news broadcast for whatever reason.... and ignore the blatant ignorant racism that is about to follow, but i cant think of any other way to type it out.... and i heard..

    "ching chong ling ching chong you're a faggot ching chong ling"

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    Suspension looming? Beyond what it is going to cost Escobar, it's an embarrassment. There is a press conference today at Yankee Stadium. There will be an apology, something to the effect that it was a prank that was not thought through well.

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    Suspended 3 games by the Jays I believe. It really is a dumb thing to do and I'm kinda surprised no one else saw it, such as coaching staff or team mates.. granted they all don't Spanish and it could have been seen as a joke, but no one thought to tell him it was probaaaably a bad idea..? I like Yunel as a player but a lot of the time this year I've just seen him looking pouty and sulking.. Yeah, he's not had a great season, but there's already been bad press about him being trouble in the club house, and frankly now I'm starting to think there was truth to it. He hasn't been playing it smart by any means, I think It'll be interesting to see how much longer he's in a Jays uniform

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    Quote heinz57 wrote: View Post
    the best part was turning on the news and they were actually SAYING what was written... like, totally ignoring the fact that they were actually saying "faggot" over and over again in some people's eyes...

    all i could think was if i was watching a chinese news broadcast for whatever reason.... and ignore the blatant ignorant racism that is about to follow, but i cant think of any other way to type it out.... and i heard..

    "ching chong ling ching chong you're a faggot ching chong ling"
    Hahaha

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    Was taken by surprise when in the press conference Yunel apologised to the Homosexual community. I thought he was using a public stage to direct a slur at somebody/people in his personal life and I still think he did. As far as I know no person or people from any homosexual group objected to anything he did, so why apologise to them. A general apology stating that the slur was not meant to offend anyone would have sufficed in my opinion.
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    The biggest lesson from this is that this kind of horsing around should be kept from the public eye then it's not usually a problem.

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    That Press Conference was something straight out of SNL

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    Quote LBF wrote: View Post
    That Press Conference was something straight out of SNL
    lol! "My hair dresser is gay... The person who decorates my house is gay... I have gay friends."
    Press conference over. I'd say that was a success

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    Quote Garbo wrote: View Post
    lol! "My hair dresser is gay... The person who decorates my house is gay... I have gay friends."
    Press conference over. I'd say that was a success
    Basically, everyone he hangs around is gay. Geez, well that explains everything...not.

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