Mets’ Marcus Stroman wants to fight NASCAR’s Kyle Larson over livestream slur

Mets’ Marcus Stroman wants to fight NASCAR’s Kyle Larson over livestream slur

Mets pitcher Marcus Stroman wants to take a swing at the NASCAR driver who uttered a racial slur during a live broadcast of a virtual race.

NASCAR’s Kyle Larson on Sunday apparently thought his audio had cut out when he used the N-word on the popular Twitch video-game streaming app during the sport’s iRacing series, which was created with real -life sports on hold because of the coronavirus.

“You can’t hear me?” Larson said. “Hey (racial slur).”

That’s when one of the 61 drivers responded, “Kyle, you’re talking to everyone, bud.” Another said, “No way, did that just happen?”

Stroman, who is black and not afraid to speak his mind on social media, blasted Larson on Tuesday.

“He should never be allowed to race again in @NASCAR,” the 28-year-old righty tweeted. “Said that derogatory word so nonchalantly. Your apology doesn’t matter.

“Post-career…I’ll fight this man in a @ufc event for charity. He needs his ass beat. Would love to hear him say that word in the octagon.”

It is unclear how many fans were streaming the race at the time, but NASCAR already has suspended Larson, whose father is white and mother is Japanese-American.

The 27-year-old apologized Monday, but was suspended “without pay while we work through this simulation with all appropriate parties,” NASCAR said in a statement.

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