A statue of Jack Robinson and Pee-wee Reese standing arm-in-arm has been defaced in a disgusting act. The statue sits outside the Brooklyn Cyclones stadium in Coney Island.
The vandals wrote a number of derogatory racial slurs on the statue as well as drawing swastikas and other messages in praise of Hitler.
Billy Harner, director of communications for the Cyclones told media that “Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese embody the humanity and inclusiveness that make our borough, city and country great. It is both heartbreaking and deeply disturbing that this statue, which is a symbol of equality and tolerance, has been defaced in such an offensive and hateful way.”
The NYPD has assigned the case to its hate crimes division who are currently investigating the action.
Cleanup on the statue began almost immediately after the vandalism was discovered.
We at LWOS only hope that the perpetrators are found and made to account for this truly horrific crime.
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