Indians infielder Yu Chang is subjected to a barrage of racist abuse on Twitter after a costly mistake

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Cleveland Indians infielder Yu Chang faces a barrage of racist abuse on Twitter after his costly throwing error resulted in a loss

  • Indians infielder Yu Chang has shared several racist messages he received on social media after a costly throwing error in Monday’s loss to the White Sox.
  • Chang, who was born in Taiwan, posted a photo of the hateful tweets, writing, ‘Use your freedom of speech properly … #StopAsianHate’
  • The Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism reported that hate crimes against Asian Americans have risen nearly 150% in major American cities in the past year.
  • For example, former NBA player Jeremy Lin said he was called ‘coronavirus’ during a recent G League game. Lin’s parents are both from Taiwan

Cleveland Indians infielder Yu Chang has shared several racist messages he received on social media after a costly throwing error in Monday’s loss to the Chicago White Sox.

Taiwan native Chang posted a screenshot of the hateful tweets on Tuesday morning, writing, “ Exercise your freedom of speech properly, I accept all comments, positive or negative, but DEFINITELY NOT RACISTS. Thank you all and love you all. #StopAsianHate. ‘

“You f *** in sars coronavirus mother f *** er,” read one of three hateful, racist messages Chang received.

Cleveland Indians infielder Yu Chang has shared several racist messages he received on social media after a costly throwing error in Monday's loss to the Chicago White Sox.

Cleveland Indians infielder Yu Chang has shared several racist messages he received on social media after a costly throwing error in Monday’s loss to the Chicago White Sox.

Taiwan native Chang posted a screenshot of the hateful tweets on Tuesday morning, writing, `` Exercise your freedom of speech properly, I accept all comments, positive or negative, but DEFINITELY NOT RACISTS.  Thank you all and love you all.  #StopAsianHate '

Taiwan native Chang posted a screenshot of the hateful tweets on Tuesday morning, writing, `` Exercise your freedom of speech properly, I accept all comments, positive or negative, but DEFINITELY NOT RACISTS.  Thank you all and love you all.  #StopAsianHate '

Taiwan native Chang posted a screenshot of the hateful tweets on Tuesday morning, writing, “ Exercise your freedom of speech properly, I accept all comments, positive or negative, but DEFINITELY NOT RACISTS. Thank you all and love you all. #StopAsianHate ‘

The Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism has reported that hate crimes against Asian Americans have risen nearly 150 percent in major American cities in the past year. Many believe the racist abuse stems from the coronavirus pandemic, which was first reported in China.

For example, former NBA player Jeremy Lin said he was called ‘coronavirus’ during a recent G League game. Lin’s parents are both from Taiwan, but he was born in California.

The Indians lost 4-3 on Monday when Chang’s pitch ricocheted from first to second on Chicago’s Yasmani Grandal, enabling Nick Madrigal to score the winning run for the White Sox.

A natural shortstop, 25-year-old Chang is new to first base this season.

Although Chang received racial abuse on social media, he also received a lot of encouragement from other Indian fans.

“I’m so sorry, Yu,” wrote one fan. These people are not Cleveland fans. Hell, I wouldn’t even call them “people” … Just crap. You just keep Yu … Shake off the mistake and the haters. We all know you will have a great game tonight! ‘

“That piece was a fluke like playing and happening,” wrote another fan. ‘Shake it off and come get them next time.

A fan posted a photo of him meeting Yu during spring training.

“I met you in Arizona last year BEFORE the pandemic,” Paul Addams wrote next to the photo. ‘You get nothing but love from this man! Keep the faith! There ARE more good people here than bad ones! ‘

Although Chang received racial abuse, he also received a lot of encouragement from fans

Although Chang received racial abuse, he also received a lot of encouragement from fans

Although Chang received racial abuse, he also received a lot of encouragement from fans

A fan posted a photo of him meeting Yu during spring training in 2020

A fan posted a photo of him meeting Yu during spring training in 2020

A fan posted a photo of him meeting Yu during spring training in 2020

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