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Mookie Betts wants Fenway fans to literally stand up for Adam Jones

Mookie Betts responded to the Adam Jones incident on Twitter.
Mookie Betts responded to the Adam Jones incident on Twitter.Adam Glanzman/Getty Images

It’s not often that an opponent can get a standing ovation at Fenway Park, but if Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts gets his way, that’s exactly what will happen when Baltimore’s Adam Jones steps to the plate in Tuesday night’s game.

In response to the racial abuse directed toward the Orioles center fielder at Fenway Park on Monday night, Betts sent out a tweet to ask Red Sox fans to stand up for Jones.

“Fact: I’m Black too. Literally stand up for @SimplyAJ10 tonight and say no to racism. We as @RedSox and @MLB fans are better than this.

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Others have also expressed that sentiment, including Mayor Marty Walsh.

“I think the Red Sox fans will step up (Tuesday), and I think they’ll send a very positive message,” Walsh said, via CBS Boston. “I think that’s what we do in Boston.”


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