Feb 13, 2014, 11:33 AM EDT
This is why we can’t have nice things, people. Literally:
A mural honoring Puerto Rican baseball icon Roberto Clemente has been painted over, destroying what was a source of pride for Little Leaguers and parents at a rebounding Azalea Park Elementary School ball field.
Earl Lugo has coached there and wanted youngsters from his working-class neighborhood to know the Hall of Famer who died in a 1972 plane crash while delivering aid to Nicaraguan earthquake victims. Lugo sponsored a childhood friend and noted New York City muralist to craft the mural in 2011.
On Wednesday morning, it was painted over.
There are before and after pictures in the story. What a damn shame.
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