The Texas Rangers have identified the man accused of harassing a Latino family during a home game Saturday, Aug. 3, and banned him indefinitely from the team’s games at Globe Life Park.
Shortly after Saturday’s game against the Detroit Tigers at Globe Life Park, Jessica Romero posted to Facebook that during the game another fan who was sitting behind her family intentionally made a rude hand gesture in the background of photos her family was taking in the upper-deck bleachers.
Jessica said he also complained loudly about the young Latino boy sitting behind him who had kicked his chair. She made comments that the man “made it perfectly clear during the second inning that he is not a fan of Hispanics.”
On Friday, the Rangers said in a statement that, after reviewing information about the incident, they have identified that man, and indefinitely banned him from Ranger games.
This type of harassment is against the club’s fan code of conduct. Fans can be arrested for violations such as using derogatory, profane or offensive language, or gestures or can be ejected from the ballpark.
“The Texas Rangers are committed to providing a safe and welcoming fan experience for everyone who attends our home games,” the Rangers said. “We don’t plan to comment further on the matter.”