Rangers 'truly sorry' after man allegedly made racist remarks at Globe Life Park

Written By Dan Bernstein
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A six-year-old boy attended Saturday’s Rangers game at Globe Life Park largely to pick up a bobblehead and play in the children’s area, his father told The Dallas Morning News. Instead, a man sitting behind his family allegedly bombarded the section with anti-Hispanic vitriol.

The Rangers are now investigating the incident, according to the Morning News, writing in a statement that they are “truly sorry that this family was subjected to this offensive behavior at Saturday's game.”

Jessica Romero, the boy’s mother, wrote in a Facebook post that the man complained about having Hispanic families sitting in front of and behind them at the stadium. The Romero family is Hispanic.

According to Ramon Romero, the boy’s father, most of the racist comments occurred when he had left the section to purchase a hot dog. His wife informed him of what happened when they were exiting the stadium at the end of the game.

Ramon Romero said he "was just in shock" when learning of the alleged incident.

"It's not the fault of the Rangers,” Romero told the Morning News. “There are just some bad apples and we happened to end up near the bunch. What we've heard from people and the Rangers since though means a lot.”

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