Yunel Escobar writes homophobic slur in his eye black

Fair or foul: Does MLB need to do something about Yunel Escobar?

9/17/12 in MLB   |   Pat   |   5138 respect

Blog Photo - Yunel Escobar writes homophobic slur in his eye blackWarning: This post contains some language which may be offensive to some. It is, however, essential to the story. Continue at your own discretion.

Yunel Escobar might be in hot water after his recent eyeblack debacle in which he wrote "tu ere maricon," a Spanish phrase which roughly translates to "you are a faggot."

This photo was taken by a Blue Jays fan who goes by James G, and posted to his Flickr account.

James attends almost every home game for the Jays and has excellent seats. He takes tons of pictures, and this is something he happened to notice, and briefly write about.

Kobe Bryant received a $100,000 fine for calling a referee a faggot, but we really don't have an MLB precedent for this sort of thing. The MLB is investigating it now.

Here's the full picture. I can assure you that it's not photoshopped or doctored in any way.

Blog Photo - Yunel Escobar writes homophobic slur in his eye black


While this is the first time anyone has noticed offensive messages in Escobar's eye black, it's not the first time he has written on it. He does this often, but usually the messages are innocent and humorous. Here is a previous example, in which it reads "chilling":

Blog Photo - Yunel Escobar writes homophobic slur in his eye black


Should Major League Baseball fine or suspend Escobar, or should he get away with just a slap on the wrist?

Surely Bud Selig, the Blue Jays, and MLB want to set a good example for their fans, particularly the younger ones, and can't tolerate this sort of thing.

What do you think should happen to Escobar?
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