Mets star Marcus Stroman is NOT happy that a quip was made about his du-rag during a TV broadcast Tuesday … with the pitcher saying the comment had “racist undertones” to it.
The remark went down during the 4th inning of the Diamondbacks’ broadcast of the Mets-DBacks game … when color commentator (and former World Series-winning manager) Bob Brenly threw a jab over Stroman’s visible head covering.
“Pretty sure that’s the same du-rag that Tom Seaver used to wear when he pitched for the Mets,” Brenly said.
The comment was met by immediate backlash on social media … with many finding it to be very offensive and racist.
And, when Stroman took to Twitter after the game … he clearly agreed.
The 30-year-old starting pitcher retweeted outrage from several people … and added in a tweet of his own, “Onward and upward…through all adversity and racist undertones. The climb continues through all!”