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Rangers Investigating Harassment Toward Hispanic Family at Globe Life Park in Arlington

The Rangers said such harassment is a violation of the club's code of conduct for fans

The Rangers are investigating an incident of harassment toward a Hispanic family from Fort Worth that took place at Globe Life Park in Arlington only hours after the deadly Walmart shooting in El Paso Saturday.

According to a Facebook post by Jessica Romero, since viewed more than 47,000 times, a man vocally complained about having Hispanic families sitting in front of and behind them at the stadium. The fan is pictured in the Romero family's selfie flashing an obscene gesture.

"He made it perfectly clear during the second inning that he is not a fan of Hispanics," Romero wrote. "And he just so happened to have a Hispanic family [us] sitting in front of him and another one sitting directly behind him. During the second inning the little boy behind him who looked to be about Nomar's [her son] age kicked the back of his chair. And for the next three innings I had to hear him complain about all the illegal immigrants that were surrounding him at the game. That he should kick little Speedy Gonzalez all the way back to Mexico for kicking his seat. That Trump needs to hurry and build the wall and send all these illegals back so they won't be kicking his seat.

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"Sadly this is not the first or the last time we will ever experience this kind of racism," she said.

Read more from NBC 5's media partner The Dallas Morning News.

Jessica's husband, Ramon Romero, talked to NBC 5 and thanked people for their support.

"For something like that to happen on a day after what happened in El Paso, it just hurts to see that there are people out there like that," Ramon said.

The Texas Rangers has reached out to the Romeros to host the family for a future game.

The Texas Rangers issued the following statment Monday night.

The Rangers are committed to providing all of our guests with a safe and enjoyable experience and we are truly sorry that this family was subjected to this offensive behavior at Saturday’s game. There is no place at Globe Life Park in Arlington for this type of conduct to occur. After learning of this incident on Sunday, we have reached out to the Romero family and pledge to make their next trip to Globe Life Park a memorable and enjoyable experience.

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