- The Washington Times
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

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.

A Twitter user dredged up and took a screenshot of several tweets from Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Josh Hader from several years ago, leading to a firestorm.

“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.

Hader’s Milwaukee teammate, Lorenzo Cain, also played in the All-Star Game. Cain, who is black, calledHader a “great guy.”

“We move on from it. It is what it is,” Cain said. “He’s a great teammate. I’m fine. Everybody will be OK.”

As for “RIP to Josh Hader’s career,” the Brewers have not addressed the situation as of Wednesday morning.

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