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Mayor: Leominster cop on leave for calling Red Sox Carl Crawford a racial slur

The officer will appear before a disciplinary hearing next week.

A Leominster police officer was placed on paid administrative leave after an investigation found that he directed a racial slur at Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford.

Officer John Perrault will face charges of conduct unbecoming of a police officer during a disciplinary hearing next week, Mayor Dean Mazzarella said today.

Mazzarella announced the findings of an internal investigation today, according to the Globe.

Perrault allegedly called Crawford a "Monday" while the player was signing autographs before a rehab game with the Portland Sea Dogs earlier this month.

The online website Urban Dictionary said the word is another way to use the N-word without being caught.

It's not the first time Boston area fans have been called out for racism.

Most recently, fans upset over the Boston Bruins loss earlier this year called Washington Capitals player Joel Ward racial slurs on Twitter. Ward, who is black, scored the game-winning goal against the Bruins earlier this year to knock Boston from the playoffs.

 
 
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