Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- As fans welcomed the baseball team back with pats on the backs, some are taking about more about not what happened on the field, but what happened in the stands.
We all know heckling has been apart of baseball since the beginning of the sport. But according to some at the game, many people wearing Gamecock colors were seen yelling racial remarks at Arizona's right fielder.
Whatever racial comments were said by Carolina fans to Arizona player and South Korean born Rob Refsnyder, didn't fall on deaf ears. The right fielder fired back on Twitter after the game saying, "I will never live in South Carolina because they can't accept Asians playing baseball."
Refsnyder soon deleted the tweet then responded, "when people make death threats to my family and myself for being a certain color or race...Caused some animosity."
Many fans celebrating and welcoming home Carolina's third consecutive College World Series team, say they were following the story as it grew online.
They tell News19 while it doesn't make it right, they believe it was a few bad apples that spoiled it for everyone.
"Whatever happened to him, I am sorry it happened to him and everything, but I want him to know that a lot of the gamecock nation has a lot of class about them," said Swayze Legrand.
I went on the fan forums and most of the gamecock fans were congratulating them. I think it was a very small group of people," said Kathy Macintosh.
Stephanie Molick added, "I don't think it is something that any team in the country should condone at all."
Over at the 107.5 The Game studios, radio host Jay Philips talked about fan behavior and the racial comments at the college world series.
"I spent some time on it one the air today. My biggest thing was beyond the obvious of calling out how negative racial taunting is, there is no place for it, I wanted to defend the state of South Carolina."
Philips added that Refsnyder, lumping all five million South Carolinians together as racist, is just as wrong.
"But to cross a line racially or any other type of personal attack, there's no place for it in my opinion," said Philips.
While voices of a few in Arizona have traveled a thousand miles back east, Philips and gamecock fans don't believe the classless display will leave a black-eye on the program or it's accomplishments.
One interesting point lost in all of this is Refsnyder's draft status. The Yankees have a Single-A affiliate in Charleston, The River Dogs. Ultimately the Arizona junior could end up living in the Palmetto State