Rockies reportedly say fan shouted for mascot 'Dinger,' did not use racial slur


The alleged racially charged incident at Coors Field on Sunday might have just been a misunderstanding.

Steve Steager of 9News in Denver reported that the Rockies have spoken to the fan in question that was heard on TV mics yelling what appeared to be the n-word at Marlins player Lewis Brinson. Instead, the fan was actually calling for the team's mascot, whose name is Dinger.

He also added that nobody on the field said they heard anything offensive and accompanied a video highlighting the fan in question, who does appear to be motioning toward the mascot.

The Rockies released a statement on Sunday night that appeared to acknowledge a slur was used, but the team was continuing to investigate the alleged incident.

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