Moe Wagner apologizes for Twitter ‘like’ of George Zimmerman tweet
Moe Wagner apologized on Twitter Tuesday night for liking a pro-George Zimmerman tweet in the past.
A tweet Wagner had “liked” defended Zimmerman, the man who was at the center of the death of Trayvon Martin and subsequent trial. The tweet he had liked spun Zimmerman in a positive light, defending Zimmerman for the killing of Martin and the way he has sold paraphernalia since to make money.
“Utah Jazz and Boston Celtics are reportedly interested in trading for Moe Wagner per Woj” pic.twitter.com/Gd7gfBOMeI
— NBA Champion Kyle Lowry (@ItsAaronWith2As) June 18, 2019
After his “like” started receiving attention online Tuesday, Wagner apologized.
I’d like to apologize and say I genuinely have no idea how that tweet was liked from my account. I would never purposely like something so terrible, and I’m sorry to anyone I hurt.
— Moe Wagner (@moritz_weasley) June 19, 2019
There seems to be renewed attention surrounding Wagner because he is one of the few players under contract with the Los Angeles Lakers and currently part of trade rumors.
Wagner has liked nearly 1,200 items on his Twitter account. Now 22, the former Michigan Wolverines big man was in Germany when Zimmerman was shot and tried for Martin’s death.