Kevin Youkilis recalls witnessing racism at Fenway Park: 'I was boiling'

Ryan Hannable
June 11, 2020 - 3:01 pm
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Torii Hunter's experiences at Fenway Park were a big topic of discussion this week as the former outfielder said on the Greg Hill Show he experienced racism on a few occasions and even had a no-trade clause to Boston in his contract.

Now, former Red Sox third baseman Kevin Youklis is saying he witnessed racism at Fenway and explained it in an interview with Fox Sports Radio.

“There was one incident where a fan came running down and was being extra harsh towards one of our black players, and I just got fed up and I stood up and told him to ‘Shut the F up, and if you don’t like it get out of here,’” he said “I will never forget that moment because I was boiling. You could see the tension, and it wasn’t the same tension that was towards a white player.”

The Red Sox released a statement Wednesday and within it stated there were seven instances of racism reported at Fenway Park last season.

President and CEO Sam Kennedy joined the Greg Hill Show Thursday to discuss Hunter's situation as well as the statement.

Listen below.

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