White Sox Accuse Yankees' Josh Donaldson Of Making "Racist" Jackie Robinson Comments
Tim Anderson, shortstop for the Chicago White Sox, says that Yankee’s third baseman Josh Donaldson called him “Jackie” during Saturday’s game in the Bronx. White Sox manager Tony La Russa labeled the comment “racist.”
Anderson discussed the comments when asked about the cause of a benches-clearing brawl during the game.
“He just made a disrespectful comment. He was trying to call me Jackie Robinson, ‘What’s up Jackie?’” Anderson, who is Black, told reporters after the game. “I don’t play like that. … That happened the first time he got on, and I let it go that time, and it happened again. It’s just uncalled for.”