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Carl Crawford is Called a "Monday" by Massachusetts Police Officer

Date: 7/5/2012
Quote
: "Monday"
Who said it: John Perrault

Racism—even when it's coded—is still, unfortunately, racism. Many may not understand the term "Monday," as a racial slur, but in Massachusetts it's something of an insult toward black people, with the "joke" being that nobody likes Mondays. Carl Crawford had to figure that one out during a minor league rehab assignment with the Manchester Fisher Cats, when police officer, John Perrault, was heard heckling Crawford from the stands with a variety of racial taunts. Perrault was relieved of his duties as an officer when the slurs made headlines. You can chalk this incident up as another reason why Crawford was happy to get the hell out of Boston.

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