Mets pitcher Marcus Stroman says Kyle Larson ‘needs his ass beat’
MLB player Marcus Stroman is looking to swing on NASCAR driver Kyle Larson.
NASCAR is on a break due to the coronavirus. Drivers and fans have turned to the digital world as an outlet. iRacing is an online racing simulator, the medium of the outlet.
Larson was in a digital race at the Monzo oval on Easter Sunday and used the n-word on a public audio channel.
The 27-year-old thought he was speaking to his personal spotter on a private audio channel. Or he was having mic issues.
However, the use of the n-word was instead run across the public channel. All 61 other drivers in the race heard the use of the word in addition to all the racing fans watching online.
The next day, Larson was suspended by Chip Ganassi Racing, the No. 42 team. An hour later, he was suspended indefinitely from NASCAR with the requirement to attend sensitivity class.
By Monday afternoon, Larson issued a video apology.
On Tuesday, sponsors like McDonalds and Chevrolet began to pull the plug on their deal with the driver. This put the team owner in a further bind.
Larson has piloted a Chip Ganassi Racing car since his full-time debut with the series in 2014. Despite interest from Tony Stewart and other team owners, Larson stuck with Chip Ganassi for being the first one to give him a shot.
Tuesday, Chip Ganassi Racing was forced to fire Larson. The driver is now looking for a new ride as NASCAR is scheduled to return to action in May.
Larson was one of the hottest drivers in the sport and was soon to become a free-agent at the end of the 2020 season.
Related: NASCAR suspends Kyle Larson
Mets pitched Marcus Stroman goes after NASCAR driver Kyle Larson
Marcus Stroman is an African-American starting pitched for the New York Mets. He has 849 innings pitched his career bringing 695 strikeouts to his opponent.
“He should never be allowed to race again in NASCAR,” the 28-year-old Mets pitcher tweeted.
“Said that derogatory word so nonchalantly. Your apology doesn’t matter.”
Related: Kyle Larson releases video apology
“Post-career…I’ll fight this man in a UFC event for charity. He needs his ass beat. Would love to hear him say that word in the octagon.”
“Racism still prospering in society. This is way more common than any of y’all know!”
Jackie Robinson day: April 15th
Today is Jackie Robinson day. The famed ballplayer who broke barriers happened to share the No. 42 with driver Kyle Larson.
Marcus Stroman: “The number 42 should never be disrespected in any sport. Shout to Jackie Robinson for being a trailblazer. Beyond grateful for the impact of his life!”
“I feel like a lot of the individuals with hateful messages in my mentions yesterday probably HATE what day it is today. It’s JACKIE ROBINSON DAY.”
“Y’all are quarantined…so go read a book and educate yourself on an African-American pioneer who transcended race in America,” Stoman concluded.
Kyle Larson is in his 8th full-time season with the NASCAR Cup Series. He’s collected 6 race wins.
Larson weighs in a whopping 135 lbs at 5′ 6 inches. Marcus Stroman is 5′ 7 inches and 180 lbs.