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September 23rd, 2016, 05:21 PM #1
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Racist Suspended from Major League Baseball for Racist Tweets
is regretful that anyone could think him racist:The Seattle Mariners suspended catcher Steve Clevenger for sending tweets on Thursday calling Keith Lamont Scott, the man fatally shot by Charlotte police, a “thug” and saying those protesting his death should be “locked behind bars like animals.”
“Black people beating whites when a thug got shot holding a gun by a black officer haha shit cracks me up! Keep kneeling for the Anthem!” Clevenger tweeted from his account, @Clev_45.
In another tweeted, he said, “BLM is pathetic once again! Obama you are pathetic once again! Everyone involved should be locked behind bars like animals!”
Although Clevenger’s account is now protected, the tweets were captured in screenshots.
Both messages referenced Scott’s killing by police, which has sparked protests in the city that have occasionally turned violent. On Friday, NBC News aired new disturbing footage of the moments before the fatal shooting captured by his wife, Rakeyia Scott.
After Clevenger’s tweets, the Mariners announced he would be suspended without pay for the rest of the season. Clevenger had been sidelined with a season-ending injury since June.
In a statement, Jerry Dipoto, Mariners executive vice president and general manager, said the organization was “very disappointed” in the messages.
“While he is certainly free to express himself, his tweets do not in any way represent the opinions of the Seattle Mariners. We strongly disagree with the language and tone of his comments,” Dipoto said.
Clevenger apologized for the remarks and said he is “sickened” that anyone would view him as racist in a statement to Fox Sports reporter Ken Rosenthal.
“I am sickened by the idea that anyone would think of me in racist terms. My tweets were reactionary to the events I saw on the news and were worded beyond poorly at best and I can see how and why someone could read into my tweets far more deeply than how I actually feel,” he said. “I once again apologize to anyone who was offended today and I just ask you not judge me off of a social media posting."If I went back in time I wouldn't kill Hitler, I would save Rosa Luxembourg.
September 23rd, 2016, 05:37 PM #2
I think his parents are related.THE DONALD FOR AMERICA
September 23rd, 2016, 07:43 PM #3
He's got ONE thing right...
"Obama you are pathetic "
Obama Vetoes 9/11 Bill, but Congressional Override Is Expected
Hoping THEY do not leave their Nads @ home....
September 24th, 2016, 02:08 PM #4
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That's what they always bring. Never their brains, unfortunately, or they'd see how bad a decision that legislation is.
September 25th, 2016, 07:41 AM #5Mr. Obama argues that the measure would overturn longstanding principles of international law that shield governments from lawsuits, potentially opening the United States to a raft of litigation in foreign countries.
If you do the Crime, Do the time !! No Matter where or when...
It's time for "New" principles, the Old principles do not seem to be working anymore. IMO
Talk about NOT Having NADS...
Remember Obombma's Red Line ???
The World was ( and still IS ) laughing at the Homie in the White House.
After that , if he was living in my Old neighborhood in Queens, he'd have to move to the Bronx..
He ain't No Harrigan
September 29th, 2016, 07:46 PM #6
Back to Clevenger, the original target of this thread. I'd like to grab him while Our National Anthem is being played and with a gallon bucket of Super Glue put him in a totally erect posture. Then, plaster his hand over his heart and leave him there for the entire game. Maybe, just maybe that would put him in the correct frame of mind!!! Right now, all he is doing is trying to attract attention.... He's getting that, but it's the wrong kind! For what he is getting paid he should come to full attention, salute, and have to sing the entire anthem. IMHO....
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