Josh Donaldson blasted over "racist" comment to White Sox

By: QuotesDp

Tim Anderson accused Josh Donaldson of making a racist comment on Saturday that nearly ignited a benches-clearing brawl

but the Yankees third baseman said he believes the White Sox shortstop took his words the wrong way.

After the Yankees’ 7-5 victory at the Stadium, Anderson said Donaldson used the phrase, “What’s up, Jackie?” multiple times

Donaldson’s response was that he has jokingly called Anderson “Jackie” in the past because the infielder referred to himself in 2019 as “today’s Jackie Robinson.” 

“He just made a disrespectful comment. He was trying to call me Jackie Robinson, ‘What’s up Jackie?’

Anderson, who is Black, said. “I don’t play like that. … That happened the first time he got on, and I let it go that time, and it happened again. It’s just uncalled for.”

Later, Anderson said: “I’ll never sleep this off.”

Donaldson did not deny the remark, referring to a 2019 Sports Illustrated story in which Anderson compared himself to the legendary Jackie Robinson.