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.”