Washington Nationals shortstop Trea Turner turned the newest athlete — and the third main leaguer this month — to have outdated, embarrassing and offensive tweets resurface. Tweets relationship to 2011 and 2012 from the then-18-year-old’s account included a homosexual slur, anti-gay feedback and a joke with racist undertones. On Sunday night time, Turner issued an announcement in regards to the matter. “There are not any excuses for my insensitive and offensive language on Twitter,” Turner, now 25, stated. “I’m sincerely sorry for these tweets and apologize wholeheartedly. I imagine individuals who know me perceive these regrettable actions don’t mirror my values or who I’m. However I perceive the hurtful nature of such language and am sorry to have introduced any unfavorable gentle to the Nationals group, myself or the sport I really like.” In his personal assertion, Nationals normal supervisor Mike Rizzo stated Turner’s tweets have been “inexcusable” however added that Turner “has been a great teammate and mannequin citizen in our clubhouse, and these feedback should not indicative of how he has performed himself whereas a part of our staff.” Turner, who completed second in Rookie of the 12 months voting in 2016, is hitting .265 with 13 residence runs this yr for the Nats. He went 0-for-Three in a 5-Zero loss to the Miami Marlins on Sunday. Turner’s outdated tweets have been posted by a Twitter person who cited an earlier posting of outdated, offensive tweets from Atlanta Braves pitcher Sean Newcomb. Braves pitcher Sean Newcomb apologized for a sequence of offensive tweets that surfaced throughout his near-no-hitter Sunday afternoon towards the Dodgers, calling them “some silly stuff.” Newcomb’s title gained a bit extra fame on Sunday afternoon, when he fell one batter wanting a no-hitter within the Braves’ 4-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Shortly after the perfect efficiency of Newcomb’s younger MLB profession, a Nats fan account drew consideration to the left-hander’s tweets. One tweet included a racial epithet that was a part of a rap lyric, and a number of other others contained homosexual slurs. The tweets in query date to when Newcomb was an 18-year-old in 2011 and 2012. Newcomb apologized and expressed remorse over his tweets, and MLB introduced that the league’s inclusion ambassador, Billy Bean, will meet with Newcomb this week. A virtually an identical scenario occurred earlier this month involving Milwaukee Brewers reliever Josh Hader, who has since apologized each publicly and to his teammates, been cheered by the hometown Milwaukee followers and been booed on the street.
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