Josh Hader has apologized for a set of racist, sexist and homophobic tweets from his past that were unearthed during the MLB All-Star Game Wednesday night.
“RIP to Josh Hader’s career,” the original post read.
Several tweets used the N-word, while another said, “Suck my (expletive)! I’ll murder your family!” Another straightforward message read, “I hate gay people.” As shocking as the content was the quantity of such tweets.
Hader, 24, posted the tweets in question in 2011 and 2012, when he was 17 and 18 years old. He said the tweets don’t reflect what he believes now.
“As a child I was immature,” Hader said after pitching in the All-Star Game, the first of his career. “I said some things that are inexcusable. There’s no excuse for what was said.”
Haderis from Millersville, Maryland, less than 40 minutes away from the site of the All-Star Game in Washington. He had several friends and family in attendance, some of whom hid the name “Hader” on the jerseys they wore to the game once the news came out.
Some members of Josh Hader’s family, wearing his All-Star replica jersey, have taken them off and been given generic jerseys without his name on the back.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 18, 2018
“We move on from it. It is what it is,” Cain said. “He’s a great teammate. I’m fine. Everybody will be OK.”
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