Cleveland Indians infielder Yu Chang shared racist messages he received on social media following an error that cost his team the game against the Chicago White Sox on Monday.
In a tweet on Tuesday, Chang said, "Exercise your freedom of speech in a right way, I accept all comments, positive or negative but DEFINITELY NOT RACIST ONES." (The screenshot below includes profanity.)
In a screenshot, Chang highlighted comments received that contained epithets like "slanty eyes" and those that implied a connection to COVID-19.
NBC News reported that the group Stop AAPI Hate, which tracks hate crimes against members of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community, counted nearly 4,000 hate crimes against the community in 2020, a sharp increase.
NBC News reported that Senate Democrats on Tuesday warned Republicans against blocking an anti-Asian hate crimes bill.
This story first appeared on NBCNews.com.