Little League World Series star Mo’ne Davis asked Bloomsburg University to reinstate baseball player Joey Casselberry, who was dismissed from the team after writing an offensive tweet about the 13-year-old girl on Friday.
Davis and her coach, Alex Rice, emailed Bloomsburg president David L. Soltz to ask for Casselberry’s reinstatement, TMZ first reported. A spokesman from the school told BuzzFeed News that although it was impressed by Davis’ request, it was standing by its decision to dismiss Casselberry.
Davis also appeared on ESPN’s SportsCenter to discuss the incident and her willingness to forgive Casselberry’s offenive remark.
In the tweet, which was written on Friday and later deleted, Casselberry called Davis a disparaging name and also insulted the accomplishments of her team, Taney Youth Baseball Association of Philadelphia, in the 2014 Little League World Series.