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Jackie Robinson statue vandalized in Brooklyn

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A statue of Jackie Robinson that sits outside a minor league ballpark in Brooklyn, N.Y. was vandalized with racial slurs overnight, according to multiple reports.

The statue depicts Jackie Robinson standing with Brooklyn Dodgers teammate Pee Wee Reese. Photo: Associated Press

According to ABC's Aaron Katersky, someone defaced the Robinson statue between the end of Tuesday night's Brooklyn Cyclones game at MCU Park and Wednesday morning.

The statue was tagged with swastikas and racial slurs, 1010 WINS Radio reports. Workers could be seen trying to clean spray paint off the statue Wednesday morning.

Officials are hoping that surveillance video around the Coney Island ballpark will lead them to the vandals.

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