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Cano says KC fans yelled at his family

Image: Home Run Derby captain Robinson Cano (©Jamie Squire / Getty Images)
Fans in Kansas City booed Robinson Cano at the Home Run Derby.
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KANSAS CITY, Mo.

Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano said he will have “no hard feelings” toward the Kansas City fans who booed him over the past two days but said they “(crossed) the line” when his family was yelled at while using a restroom at Kauffman Stadium.

“The only thing I didn’t like was the way they treated my family when they went to the restroom,” Cano said after exiting Tuesday’s All-Star Game. “Hopefully it stops here and (doesn’t) go forward.”

When asked to elaborate on what occurred, Cano said, “They were yelling stuff to my family, which I don’t see (as) the right thing. This is a game. We’re All-Stars. If I get booed, I don’t really care. But stuff with your family, that’s crossing the line.”

Fans booed Cano before and during Monday’s All-Star Home Run Derby and again during Tuesday’s game. They were upset that Cano didn’t pick Royals All-Star Billy Butler for the American League derby team, after initially telling ESPN that choosing a Kansas City representative would be the right thing to do.

“Everywhere we go, we get booed,” Cano said, in reference to the jeers the Yankees frequently hear in road stadiums. “I understand the fans want to see their hometown kid, but it’s no hard feelings.”

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