Daily News Offers $10,000 Reward for Information About Jackie Robinson Statue Vandals


By Richard Horgan Comment

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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