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After the setting in light of the tweets from Josh Hader, the reliever was quick to apologize, stating that the messages were a mistake of youth), written in 2011 and 2012, when he was 17 years old and a long time before a player of the major Leagues.
Two Twitter users, whose messages have become viral this weekend after revealing tweets offensive to baseball players, say that their goal was not malicious but rather aimed to give enthusiasts a more accurate depiction of those they encourage and expose the culture to be “toxic” to the sport.
In exclusive interviews granted to the Associated Press, the two users revealed that they were not looking to find the tweets of reliever Josh Hader of the Milwaukee Brewers or the pitcher Sean Newcomb of Atlanta Braves, but that, when messages appeared on their thread, they have felt compelled to share it.
Kevin Jenkins did not follow the Twitter feed of Hader while he was watching the all-star game earlier this month. But the messages started appearing on Twitter. After you have noted the remarks racist, sexist, and homophobic of the launcher, it was difficult for Jenkins to remain a supporter.
“Before the tweet, I thought it was a cool guy, said Jenkins in a direct message on Twitter. A launcher which is amazing and a good person… After the tweet… It is difficult to defend, my opinion has definitely changed. “
Jenkins has compiled some screen shots of a handful of tweets offensive Hader and created a message. This tweet has received almost 6,000 ” likes “. He has stated that his intention was not to dig up the past for Hader to put it on the bench.
“I think it is always a launcher incredible, but the things he has written were inexcusable, said Jenkins. None of us knows if he has really changed since then. I felt that it was important that people see the tweet and draw their own conclusion. “
After the setting in light of the tweets of Hader, the reliever was quick to apologize, stating that the messages were a mistake of youth), written in 2011 and 2012, when he was 17 years old and a long time before being a major League player. The explanation has not satisfied Jenkins, who is 16 years of age and white race.
“I am no longer young as it was at the time, and nobody would ever see something like that on my part,’ said Jenkins. It is a terrible thing. “
Over the weekend, former tweets offensive Newcomb and shortstop Trea Turner to the Nationals of Washington have resurfaced. The Twitter user @NatsSquid has published a message about Newcomb after seeing one of the tweets on his thread and did a search to see if there were others.
“The culture of baseball is toxic and I want that the players should be held accountable for what they say,” said @NatsSquid, who spoke to the AP through a direct message on Twitter and refused to reveal his identity, but instead to describe herself as ” a male from the Washington dc area “.
“There is a racism which is deeply rooted in the sport of baseball as well as homophobia and sexism, he said. I would like that the culture in baseball is changing and is more tolerant to all the world. “