What the hell is wrong with people?! That is the universal reaction around town and in the media this week to a despicable Brooklyn vandalism act:
Photos of the defaced Jackie Robinson statue obtained by the Daily News show an image of a swastika above a Hitler reference and the word “N—–s” scrawled twice on the base, just above the inscription detailing the monument’s significance.
That’s right. The memory of a man whose #42 jersey has been retired by every MLB team gets defaced in Brooklyn by one or more full-fledged idiots. To the News‘ credit, they have thrown in a $10,000 reward for anyone who tips police as to who did this.
Anyone with information about this incident is being urged to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS. Perhaps once captured the punishment for these fools should include 42 straight viewings of the recent movie 42.
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