09.26.05

Jeter : You’ve Got (Hate) Mail

Posted in Baseball, Racism Corner at 8:26 am by

From the NY Daily News’ Alison Gendar.

A poison-pen racist being hunted for threatening dozens of prominent African-American men because of their interracial marriages has added Yankees captain Derek Jeter to the hate list, the Daily News has learned.

The letter, mailed to the superstar shortstop at Yankee Stadium, called Jeter a “traitor to his race” for dating white women.

It warned the 31-year-old heartthrob to “stop or he’ll be shot or set on fire,” a law enforcement source said.

Other letters written by the racist have threatened to “castrate” and “burn” Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, among other notables.

Needless to say, it is incredibly sad to think that Jeter or anyone else is subject to such abuse. Almost as mind-blowing is how such cowardly threats prove that “ESPN Hollywood” has at least one viewer.

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