Racist Officer in Incident with Red Sox Player Carl Crawford Suspended
10 months ago
Massachusetts officer reportedly called the player a "Monday."
A Massachusetts police officer was put on paid leave today after it was determined he called Boston Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford a racial slur during a July 5th game, according to the NBC Sports.
The officer, John Perrault, was suspended after an internal investigation concluded he called Crawford a "Monday," referring to the least favorite day of the week due to people returning to work.
Perrault could face more severe punishment and could even be fired.
The officer, who is white, was placed on desk duty after the July 5 incident. He had no prior disciplinary problems.
Witnesses said a heckling fan called Crawford, who is black, a “Monday” before a game between the New Hampshire Fisher Cats and Portland Sea Dogs. Crawford interpreted the word as a slur.
Crawford alerted stadium officials to the remark, and team management apologized.
The mayor and chief also issued an apology to Crawford.