MLB Player Arrested for Hate Crime Following Anti-Semitic Tirade

Posted by on Apr 27, 2012 at 1:12 pm

Looks like someone had too much to drink last night.

Detroit Tigers outfielder Delmon Young faces a hate crime-related charge in connection with a dispute outside a hotel along New York’s 6th Avenue early this morning, a New York police spokesman told the Free Press.

“Basically, there was an incident at the hotel (and) some anti-Semitic remarks,” said Detective Joseph Cavitolo, who added alcohol was involved.

Early this afternoon, the Tigers released a statement that did not address whether Young would be in the lineup when the Tigers open a three-game series with the Yankees tonight.

What were his remarks?

A panhandler wearing a yamulke [sic] approached a group of people to ask for some change — and that’s when Young, who was nearby, started shouting, “F–king Jews! F–king Jews!”

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5 Responses to “MLB Player Arrested for Hate Crime Following Anti-Semitic Tirade”

  1. EBL on 27/27/12 at 2:28 pm

    Hate crime?

    It sounds like a drunken rant and maybe (if serious enough) disorderly behavior but it is should not be a hate crime.

    I find it a hateful thing to say…but a hate crime is a thought crime. I disagree with anyone saying that to anyone. I would condemn it (just like I would condemn anyone saying “F’n Blacks or F’n N____ to some one). But you should have the right to say or state F’n anyone (obviously to a point). It is the delivery and manner of delivery that is the crime (as drunken offensive behavior).