Taney Dragons Pitcher Mo'ne Davis tips her hat as she is introduced and recognized before the game between the Washington Nationals and the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on Aug. 27, 2014 in Philadelphia
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By Jack Linshi
March 22, 2015

A Bloomsburg University baseball player was booted from the team after calling Little League World Series star Mo’ne Davis a “slut” on Twitter.

First baseman Joey Casselberry’s tweet, now deleted, expressed disdain for Disney Channel’s announcement last week of an original movie about the 13-year-old athlete, Philly.com reports. Davis rose to fame last summer as the first girl to throw a shutout in the Little League World Series, sparking a national conversation about views towards young girls and women in sports.

Bloomsburg’s baseball team first announced his dismissal on Twitter Saturday evening:

While Casselbery’s Twitter account is now deactivated, Philly.com adds that the student had first apologized online. “An example that one stupid tweet can ruin someone’s life and I couldn’t be more sorry about my actions last night. I please ask you to … 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.”

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