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Rockies investigating fan who directed racial slurs at Marlins player

The Colorado Rockies are investigating an incident in the ninth inning of their game Sunday during which an unidentified fan directed two racial slurs at Miami Marlins outfielder Lewis Brinson during Brinson’s at-bat.

The epithets were audible, the second louder than the first, as Brinson batted before a sparse crowd that remained at the finish of the Rockies’ 13-8 victory.

While the fan apparently was not pointed out to or flagged by stadium security, the Rockies said Sunday they vowed to identify him.

“The Colorado Rockies are disgusted at the racist slur by a fan directed at the Marlins’ Lewis Brinson during the ninth inning of today’s game,” the team said in the hours after video clips from the Marlins’ Bally Sports broadcast circulated on social media. “Although the subject was not identified prior to the end of the game, the Rockies are still investigating the incident.

“The Rockies have zero tolerance for any form of racism or discrimination, and any fan using derogatory language of any kind will be ejected and banned from Coors Field.”

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