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#pounditMonday, July 22, 2024

A’s Prospect Ian Krol Suspended for Offensive Tweet Involving Gay Slur

Oakland A’s pitching prospect Ian Krol has been suspended indefinitely by the club for sending a graphic tweet that contained a gay slur. Krol, a left-handed pitcher from Illinois, wrote “ASU is a bunch of fake a** f***, get on one knee a **** **, I’m better than you’ll ever be…”

Most of the profanity has been edited out, but you get the point — the tweet was graphic and offensive.

Krol was suspended from his baseball team as a high school senior for an alcohol-related incident but he was still drafted in the seventh round by the A’s in 2009. About the only smart move he seems to have made recently is deleting his twitter account.

Krol, who has been on a rehab assignment with Oakland’s rookie ball team, enjoyed plenty of success last season. The southpaw went 10-4 with a 2.80 ERA, spending most of his time pitching for the Single-A Kane County Cougars of the Midwest League.

He now joins Gordon Beckham, Kobe Bryant, Joakim Noah, and DeSean Jackson as athletes who have come under fire recently for using gay slurs.

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