Miami Marlins player Lewis Brinson thinks the Colorado Rockies should change the name of the team’s mascot.
Brinson and the Rockies have been in the news nonstop ever since a fan was falsely accused of saying the n-word while he was batting Sunday. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
“Dinger…Dinger!” while looking and waving at Dinger the mascot on the left side of the full video. pic.twitter.com/IFZnlAquF2
— Greg Brady 🚴 (@TheGregBrady) August 9, 2021
It’s since been determined that the fan was actually calling for the Rockies mascot Dinger, and Brinson thinks that’s a sign the name might need to change.
A Colorado Rockies fan was falsely accused of saying the n-word, and the tweet from the team painting him as a racist is still up.@dhookstead says the team needs to immediately delete the tweet and apologize. pic.twitter.com/i45nwBQiJu
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) August 10, 2021
According to TMZ, Brinson addressed the situation and thinks it’s time for the team to potentially change the name of their mascot.
“Maybe change the mascot’s name. It sounds a little similar, especially on video.
This situation has gone way too far at this point. We’re going to change a mascot’s name because a person pronounced it too closely to a slur?
This is no longer a serious conversation if we’re at this point. We’re seriously discussing whether or not Dinger has to change his name, despite the fact there’s nothing wrong with it.
How about we ask the Rockies why hours after it was clear the fan was innocent, the team decided to leave up a tweet pretty much calling the unnamed man a racist.
Why is this tweet still up? The Rockies have already determined the fan didn’t say a racial slur, but they’re keeping this tweet up falsely paining the man as a racist. https://t.co/GjZt8X8JAd
— David Hookstead (@dhookstead) August 10, 2021
It’s okay for people to admit that they screwed up and overreacted. As I said, it sounded like the n-word to me as well when I first heard it. However, we now know that wasn’t the case.
So, why is this still being dragged out?
An update from the Colorado Rockies regarding the incident at the end of yesterday’s game: pic.twitter.com/4cCS8peKnU
— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) August 9, 2021
It’s time to move forward and debating a mascot’s name isn’t the way to do it.