College baseball player dismissed for offensive Mo’ne Davis tweet

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BLOOMSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Bloomsburg University baseball player has been dismissed from the team for an offensive Twitter post about Little League World Series star Mo'Ne Davis.

The user account belonging to Joey Casselberry had been deactivated as of Saturday night, but screen captures of the tweet show that the player used an offensive word while criticizing news that a Disney Channel movie was being made about Davis.

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Casselberry made reference to Davis' loss to Nevada during the LLWS.

Bloomsburg announced the dismissal of the junior first baseman on Twitter. The university in Pennsylvania said it was "deeply saddened" by the player's tweet.

Davis, from Philadelphia, was the first girl to earn a win and pitch a shutout in the LLWS last summer, and appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

Students at Bloomsburg University say there’s a lesson to be learned from this whole experience.

“Obviously it was wrong for somebody that old to say something so rude to such a young person,” student Zachary Jacobson, a sophomore at Bloomsburg University, told WNEP.

“Watch what you say,” Senior Eric Stone told WNEP. “Just in general, be polite. Maybe it’s something you want to say to another person, but don’t put it out on social media where everyone can see it.”

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1 Comment

  • jj

    Interesting how sexism is still so acceptable, as if whatever empathy this society has is reserved only for blacks and mexicans and muslims and everyone but female human beings. At least he was punished as a result. It’s the desire to reduce a female who is working hard to achieve something to a one word epithet that is depressing. Oh well.

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