College Baseball Player Cut From Team Over Vulgar Mo'ne Davis Tweet
Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania said Joey Casselberry has been dismissed from the team over his comments about the 13-year-old Little League World Series star.
A college baseball player has been cut from his team after he made vulgar comments about 13-year-old Little League World Series star Mo’ne Davis on Twitter.
In the tweet, Bloomsburg University player Joey Casselberry called Davis a sexual slur and criticized Disney for its planned movie about her.
He also mocked her team’s loss in the 2014 series.
Casselberry has since deleted the tweet and his account, but it was soon captured by many on social media.
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Many user quickly slammed Casselberry on Twitter for the remark.
Mo’ne Davis eats chumps like Joey Casselberry (@BigCass24) for breakfast!
Hope Mo’ne Davis doesn’t let idiots like that baseball player break her spirit. Keep shining girl
Mo’ne Davis is a beautiful young girl with the world in front of her. She has no reason to settle for the status quo. You go, girl….
The university soon announced that Casselberry had been cut from the team over the remark.
Bloomsburg Univ is deeply saddened by what was written about #MoneDavis by one of our student-athletes. His words do not represent us.
We take matter very seriously; addressed the issue with the student-athlete (who has been dismissed from team), coach, and the team.
Casselberry apologized for the tweet before deleting his account, Philly.com reported.
“An example that one stupid tweet can ruin someone’s life and I couldn’t be more sorry about my actions last night,” he said. “I please ask you to…Forgive me and truly understand that I am in no way shape or form a sexist, and I am a huge fan of Mo’ne. She was quite an inspiration.”