Former Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman is once again making news over his social media, however, this time Stroman is challenging NASCAR driver Kyle Larson to a fight over a recent racial slur.
According to Fox Sports Nashville, NASCAR racer Kyle Larson was suspended for reportedly using a racial slur during a virtual race. The incident did not go unnoticed by ex-Blue Jays hurler Marcus Stroman who took the liberty to fire back at Larson via his Twitter account.
Stroman rightfully berated Larson remarking that he should never be allowed to race again especially seeing that he used the derogatory comment so nonchalantly. The pitcher quipped that his apology means nothing and challenged Larson to a post-career fight with the proceeds going to charity.
The 28-year old took it one step further stating ” He needs his ass beat and that he would to hear him say that word in the octagon!”. It did not appear that Larson had responded to the tweet at this time.
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Stroman has built his brand around being the underdog and coined the phrase “Height Doesn’t Measure Heart”. The pitcher is passionate about what he believes in and wears his heart on his sleeve and this was no exception. The Stro-Show is never going to back down as we all witnessed from his time in Toronto.
The timing of the unfortunate is ironic seeing yesterday was Jackie Robinson Day around the MLB. Larson attempted to do some damage control posting an apology video on Twitter on Monday, however, even Larson admitted that the damage is probably unrepairable.
I would assume this fight will never get off the ground but hopefully, Stroman holding Larson accountable will assist him in becoming a better person following this incident and he can grow as a human being from here on out.
Whether you like Stroman or not, you have to respect his fire and his willingness to hold people accountable for their actions.