On Saturday, things got heated between the New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox, leading to a benches-clearing brawl. It was reported that Yankees third baseman Josh Donaldson, who is white, said to White Sox outfielder Tim Anderson, who is black, “Hey Jackie,” referring to Jackie Robinson.

White Sox manager Tony LaRussa characterized the comment as racist, as his player certainly took offense to it. After the game, the Yankees third baseman provided context saying that he was referring to the 2019 Sports Illustrated article where Anderson referred to himself as ‘today’s Jackie Robinson.’