Moments on the field can sometimes be too much and we hear about it time and time again. Former Colts linebacker Cato June recently attended a baseball game where his experience wasn’t pleasant in the slightest.

Cato June took to Twitter on Monday to share about the particulars of the incident that “crushed” him. He claimed that his young son was taunted with racist chants while pitching during a youth baseball game on Sunday.

June specified the situation on his Twitter account and said that his son, Cato Jr., was targeted with “monkey chants” by the opposing team. The alleged chants said to have come when the kid was on the mound.

“I am here in Indy and they are in Texas so my wife called me during the inning going off,” said June, who’s now an assistant coach on the Colts’ staff. “I am crushed they were subjected to just plain old hate.”


He continued, “Hate is taught and the fact that people are poisoning young minds further infuriated me. CJ handled it with more class than I ever could have. He said he felt alone out there as the only black kid playing and only his mom there to have his back.”

It was noted by TMZ Sports that the game featured players 14 years old and younger. However, June did mention that his son handled the situation with class.

Representative for the accused team told the outlet that the kids were only making distracting noises void of racist intentions. The full statement from rep is quoted below.

“The kids were making distracting noises just like they do in any other dugout with any other pitcher, none of which were racial slurs,. We as an organization would never tolerate any behavior in this manner.”

We don’t know what June thinks about this update on the situation yet or which side of the story is true. However, if this situation progress we’ll keep you updated at Thirsty.

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Bhupen Dange

Bhupen is a freelance writer for Ringside News and Thirsty For News; he is pursuing further studies in Computer Science. Since high school, he has actively participated in athletic activities, and when he is not playing video games, he spends his time in the gym training, watching movies, and walking his dog outside.

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