College Baseball Player Joey Casselberry Gets Kicked From The Team For Calling Mo’Ne Davis — A Teenage Girl — A ‘Slut’ On Twitter

A college baseball player learned the hard way Saturday that calling children offensive names of social media is not acceptable, The Grio is reporting.

Bloomsburg University baseball player Joey Casselberry has been kicked off of the small college’s baseball team for an offensive tweet in which he referred to Mo’Ne Davis as a “slut” on Twitter. The tweet has been removed, and the baseball player’s Twitter account has been deactivated; however, The Grio was able to save a screenshot of the tweet in question before it was deleted.

Tweet by Joey Casselberry calling Mo'Ne Davis a 'slut.'

Mo’ne Davis is 14-years-old.

Ms. Davis made headlines during the 2014 Little League World Series, becoming only the 18th girl to have ever played in the Series, according to the New York Times, and was the first girl to ever throw a shutout in the Series. She appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated — a rare feat for an athlete not old enough to drive.

Despite her powerful pitching performance, however, Mo’ne’s team ultimately lost to a team from Las Vegas and was eliminated from the competition.

Almost immediately after posting it, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Casselberry’s tweet generated controversy. Several Twitter users called out the adult male baseball player for using such an offensive word towards a teenage girl — that is, before his account was deactivated. User Shirley Smith, for example, wrote: “You were way out of line and disrespectful. You should really be ashamed of yourself.”

Casselberry apparently realized he’d made a huge mistake, and posted an apology.

“Forgive me and truly understand that I am in no way shape or form a sexist and I am a huge fan of Mo’ne. She was quite an inspiration.”

Unfortunately for Casselberry, the damage had already been done. Bloomsburg University — a small university with 9,000 undergraduates about 140 miles northwest of Philadelphia — learned of their baseball player’s tweet and kicked him from the team.

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