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In Brooklyn?! REALLY?!  C’mon fam, this is ridiculous.  Not that it should happen anywhere…ever, but I’m shocked in Brooklyn.  There are racists idiots everywhere.  SMH. The Jackie Robinson statue at Coney Island Ballpark has been defaced with graffiti & racist slurs.  Just sickening.  Report after the jump…



Via CBS:

The Jackie Robinson statue outside MCU Park in Coney Island has been vandalized.

Somebody spray-painted swastikas and racist slurs on the statue which depicts Hall of Famers Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese in a famous pose from 1947, 1010 WINS reported.

Brooklyn Cyclones’ officials made the disturbing discovery when they arrived at the park Wednesday morning.

“Immediately we went into action to try to clean it and remove the graffiti,” Billy Harner, Director of Communications for the Brooklyn Cyclones, told 1010 WINS.

Crews worked to remove the vandalism from the base of the statue ahead of the 11 a.m. game between the Cyclones and the Connecticut Tigers. They covered the hateful comments with duct tape after the solution crews were using to clean the statue failed to remove the paint, 1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck reported.

Police are at the scene investigating the incident.  “We have video surveillance of the area, we’re looking at the tapes to investigate exactly what took place,” Harner said.

More details via NYDN:

Among the hate-filled messages written in black marker on the monument to Robinson and his Brooklyn Dodgers teammate Pee Wee Reese were: “Heil Hitler,” “Die n—-r,” “F–k n—-r” and “F–k Jackie Robinson.”