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Cleveland Infielder Condemns Racist Messages

Brock Fritz

After making an error in Monday’s loss to the Chicago White Sox, Yu Chang called out racist messages he received on social media.

Chang, a 25-year-old native of Taiwan, screenshotted several anti-Asian messages as part of a Twitter post in which he said, “Exercise your freedom of speech in a right way, I accept all comments, positive or negative but DEFINITELY NOT RACIST ONES. Thank you and love you all #StopAsianHate”

According to ESPN, two of the three Twitter users that Chang called out had deleted their accounts. The messages came after Chang was playing first base and hit Chicago’s Yasmani Grandal in the helmet with the baseball while trying to force him out at second base in the ninth inning. Nick Madrigal scored on the play to give the White Sox a 4-3 win.

Chang used #StopAsianHate in his Twitter post, a hashtag that has gained attention since a man killed eight people in Atlanta last month.

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