Jackie Robinson, Pee Wee Reese Statue Vandalized At MCU Park

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The bronze statue outside of MCU Park, of legendary Brooklyn baseball icons Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese has been vandalized.

The home of the Brooklyn Cyclones, where this historic statue stood, was vandalized with swastikas and other racial slurs on Tuesday night, according to 1010 WINS AM radio.


The disturbing discovery was made by team officials when they arrived to work on Wednesday morning.

“Immediately we went into action to try to clean it and remove the graffiti,” Billy Harner, director of communications for the Cyclones, told 1010 WINS.

Crew members worked to remove all traces of vandalism before the Cyclone’s 11 a.m. game against the Connecticut Tigers.

The NYPD is investigating the incident at the Coney Island ballpark as a hate crime.

So awful to think that things like this can still go on in this day and age.

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