Josh Hader apologizes for old, offensive tweets
Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Josh Hader apologized on Tuesday night after old tweets of his began to surface.
Knowing full well that the tweets began circulating during the All-Star Game, Hader was prepared to answer for them after the game. He apologized, saying he was “young, immature and stupid” when he sent the tweets.
Josh Hader: “I was young, immature and stupid.”
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 18, 2018
Brewers reliever Josh Hader said his racist and homophobic tweets were a sign of immaturity when he was 17 and plans to apologize to his teammates, saying they don’t reflect on him as a person now. ‘No excuses. I was dumb and stupid.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) July 18, 2018
Hader, who is now 24, was 17/18 when he sent the tweets. He certainly was young and immature when he sent them, and it shows some maturity that he is taking responsibility for them now. The real question is whether he still believes some of those homophobic thoughts he tweeted, because then there would be an issue. Fans have already turned on him as a result.