Offensive Tweet About Mo'Ne Davis Gets Bloomsburg University Baseball Player Kicked Off The Team
Colleges might not always deal well with controversy (looking at you here, Columbia), but earlier this week, university officials actually did the right thing for once. When Bloomsburg University baseball player Joey Casselberry posted an offensive tweet about Mo'Ne Davis online, instead of making excuses or giving him a slap on the wrist, the college took him off the team. According to NBC Chicago, the tweet was in response to the news that the Disney Channel is making a movie about the Little League World Series star's life, titled Throw Like Mo . Her life is pretty movie-worthy; Davis is one of two girls who played in the Little League World Series last year, is the first Little League player to cover Sports Illustrated , and can throw a baseball at 70 freakin' miles per hour. She has frequently spoken out about the gender inequality in baseball, and you've probably seen her Chevrolet commercial in which she reminds the world that “throwing like a girl" is far from an insult. Basically, she's the perfect subject for a Disney Channel movie.
Judging from his tweet, Casselberry disagrees. The junior first baseman took to Twitter to express his displeasure with the news, calling Davis a "slut" who "got rocked by Nevada," referencing Davis' loss to Nevada in the Little League World Series, Philly reports. Davis is 13 years old, by the way.
Although the tweet has since been deleted, Twitter users are voicing their censure online.
The Bloomsburg University Twitter wrote that they are "deeply saddened" by Casselberry's tweet, noting that "his words do not represent us."
According to Philly.com, Casselberry wrote that he “couldn't be more sorry about [his] actions last night" and called Davis "quite an inspiration," before deleting his Twitter. So far, Davis hasn't commented on the tweet.
Who else wants to watch the "throw like a girl" commercial to cleanse our metaphorical palates?