Rangers Ban Fan Who Harassed Hispanic Family

Chris Sommer
August 09, 2019 - 5:29 pm

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ARLINGTON (1080 KRLD) - Banned from the ballpark.

That's the decision from the Texas Rangers regarding a fan who was accused of harassing a Hispanic family at Globe Life Park.  The incident on Aug. 3 came just hours after the racially-motivated attack that left 22 people dead at a Walmart in El Paso.

Ramon and Jessica Romero said the fan sitting behind them made repeated racial comments and directed an obscure gesture at them during a family selfie.

In a statement on Friday, the ballclub said, "The Texas Rangers are committed to providing a safe and welcoming fan experience for everyone who attends our home games.  After reviewing information relating to the exchange that took place at last Saturday's game in which a family was subjected to offensive comments and a profane gesture made by a nearby guest, we are notifying the individual that he violated the club's code of conduct and is indefinitely prohibited from attending Rangers home games."

The club said it has reached out to the Romero family, offering to make their next trip to Globe Life Park a "memorable and enjoyable experience."  A Rangers season-ticket holder also offered the Romeros his front-row tickets for an upcoming game.​