Cleveland – the first man base of the Cleveland Indians, Yu ChangHe posted some of the racist messages he received on Twitter after his costly mistake in Monday’s match in Chicago.
Zhang, who is Taiwanese, posted some anti-Asian messages on his Twitter account on Tuesday and shouted for tolerance. One of the messages indicated the shape of his eyes and the other referred to the Corona virus.
“Exercise your freedom to express the right way, I accept all comments, positive or negative, but definitely not a racist,” Zhang wrote. “Thank you all and love you all.”
He included the hashtag #StopAsianHate.
Shortly after posting his message, Chang received a host of positive responses and support from Indian fans and others via social media.
The 25-year-old, who has emerged as a player for the Cleveland Organization, is defending the core team for the first time. It was acquired by Indians as a free agent in 2013.
With the match tied 3-3 in the ninth game and Chicago White Sox threatening two contestants at the base, Zhang dominated the ground and attempted to exit in second place, but hit the helmet. Yasmany GrandalFrom Chicago.
The ball is redirected to the left field line and the runner is allowed to discard Nick Madrigal Will score the winning run.
The racist messages directed at Zhang add to the bad trend of abusive behavior towards the Asian community. Former NBA star Jeremy Lynn has openly referred to racist behavior and sports organizations have offered her support.