The San Francisco Giants fan who threw a banana that landed near Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones on Sunday insisted that incident was not racially motivated.
Alexander Poulides told the San Jose Mercury News on Monday he was angry at the Giants, who ended up losing to the Orioles, 10-2.
“Oh, my god,” Poulides said after realizing the uproar that resulted from the incident. “I threw a banana on my way out.”
Poulides, 42, said he grabbed a banana off a catering cart in the bottom of the ninth inning and hurled it toward the field in disgust. He called his action “an indiscretion.”
“I'm embarrassed and shocked by the outcome,” the Northern California...