Jul 15, 2018; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Josh Hader (71) pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the seventh inning at PNC Park. Pittsburgh won 7-6 in ten innings. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Milwaukee Brewers’ relief pitcher Josh Hader was rocked for four hits, including a three-run homer by the Seattle Mariners’ Jean Segura in 1/3 of an inning during Tuesday night’s MLB All-Star Game.

But what Hader did in an exhibition baseball game was the least of his problems on Tuesday night.

Many offensive tweets that included racist and homophobic thoughts from Hader surfaced during the game. The tweets from the now-24-year-old were from 2011-2012.

Here’s a sampling of the very awful tweets:

Before the game even ended, Hader made his tweets protected.

And Hader’s family members in attendance took off their jerseys with “Hader” on the back during the game.

Hader was asked about the tweets after the game, and said he was “young, immature, and stupid.”

And this explanation especially wasn’t a good one: “When you’re a kid, you tweet what’s on your mind.”

Posting on social media about being wasted or smoking weed is one thing when you’re 17 years old. But there’s no defending straight-up racist, homophobic tweets.

MLB reportedly is considering a statement regarding Hader’s tweets on Wednesday.

It will certainly be interesting to hear MLB’s response, and hopefully it’s not just that Hader was a dumb 17-year-old.

Update: Lorenzo Cain — also an All-Star and Hader’s Milwaukee teammate — was asked about Hader’s comments after the game.

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6 thoughts on “Brewers RP Josh Hader’s All-Star Game goes from bad to worse with racist, homophobic tweets exposed

  1. I don’t understand why agents or teams don’t have an intern who spends all his time going through every tweet their players have ever sent and deleting anything remotely offensive. This stuff is not hard to find.

    1. Some do, but the ‘problem’, if you will, is that the players don’t have to clean up their accounts. If agents really cared, they’d make it part of their terms. Not sure if teams could do the same or not, but maybe it would be possible for them to add a pay bonus if they ‘clean up their image’, i.e clean up social media.

  2. So why is the media protecting the identity of the person who “outed” Hader?

  3. How about checking the twitter feed of every professional athlete of any race and I bet you would be shocked by what you would find. But they are just kids, and if are going to judge them based on their twitter feeds lets check every reporters social media from their time in high school before everyone starts throwing stones.

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