Cardinals outfielder Dexter Fowler shared a story on his Instagram Tuesday of a time he was racially profiled while at a club with his then-Cubs teammates.
Fowler, who played on the North Side from 2015-16, explained how he wasn't allowed into a club in Arizona with other members of the Cubs because he was wearing a gold chain. He said he was dressed nice and added the profiling of his attire didn't apply to his teammates, some who were dressed more casually.
When the club turned Fowler away, the group, which included first baseman Anthony Rizzo, left to show their support for him.
'What can I do'
Let me tell you a little story
A club in AZ turned me away because I had a gold chain on. While my friends had on shorts & vans & flip flops.
I was dressed nicely.
[Anthony Rizzo] and my friends with the [Cubs] left the club for me.
That's what you can do. Every day. It happens. EVERY DAY. There are opportunities EVERY DAY to help enforce change.
Fowler has been outspoken on social media regarding racial profiling amid nationwide protests following the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. He described the hardships black people endure due to racism in a heartfelt Instagram post on Thursday.
Dexter Fowler was racially profiled by nightclub while with Cubs teammates originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago