After two fans rushed the field at Yankee Stadium during the Orioles’ 14-5 blowout over the Yankees Tuesday night, Jones said something to them as they were being taken away. He had even more to say after the game.
“I let them know how I felt, obviously a lot of choice words because I think it’s idiotic for people to run on the field and I think the punishment needs to be a lot harsher,” Jones said, as reported by ESPN. “And they should let us have a shot to kick them with our metal spikes on because it’s stupid.”
The fans entered the field in the bottom of the eighth inning before being tackled by security. One fan even tried to hide behind Orioles shortstop Ryan Flaherty, who told the Baltimore Sun that it was “kind of funny.” But Jones certainly didn’t think so.
“I remember a couple of years ago, one dude broke his ankle in Baltimore,” Jones said. “I was laughing at him. I wish he shattered his femur because it’s stupid. It’s just plain old stupid. Anybody who does it, I wish the cops tase the living (crap) out of them. I wish that.”
Jones isn’t making any apologies for his comments either. He spoke to Sirius XM’s Adam Schein on “Mad Dog Sports Radio” Wednesday and stood by what he said, adding that “you never know the intent of someone. ”
“I don’t condone violence or want to inflict pain on anyone, but if you put me in danger, I have no choice,” Jones said.