Banana-tossing Giants fan says gesture wasn’t racially motivated, just out of frustration

By Mike Oz

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A San Francisco Giants fan stepped forward on Monday, claiming responsibility for tossing a banana on the field Sunday and drawing the ire of Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones.

The fan — identified by the San Jose Mercury News as Alexander Poulides — says the incident wasn’t racially motivated as most, including Big League Stew, interpreted. Tossing bananas at black players isn’t something we see often in America, but it’s a well-known sign of racism at European soccer matches.

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