NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Jackie Robinson statue outside MCU Park in Coney Island has been vandalized.
As CBS 2’s Dave Carlin reported Wednesday, permanent marker was used by someone to deface and offend. A swastika, along with the phrases “Heil Hitler,” “die n****r,” “f**k n****r,” and “f**k Jackie Robinson” were all scrawled on the statue, which depicts Hall of Famers Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese in a famous pose from 1947, 1010 WINS reported.
“It was disgusting,” volunteer Patrick Gabour told WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman.
Gabour has cleaning supplies in his car and helped clean off the offensive graffiti.