The Toronto Blue Jays are investigating why shortstop Yunel Escobar
played Saturday's game against the Boston Red Sox with a
homophobic slur written on his eye black, after a photo of him was posted online.
The words under the 29-year-old Cuban's eyes were "TU ERE MARICON," which can be translated as "You are a fa---t."
"I have been conflicted about posting this picture since last night," he wrote. "I
have a privileged seat near the Blue Jays dugout and allows me a close
up of some pretty awesome moments. This one, however, is really
"I like Yunel a lot, he's the one who pays me the most notice when I'm at the games," wrote Greenhalgh. "He points to his fans, tips his cap and recognizes the support he is given. This was a mistake I hope he learns and he will never make again."