Baseball team, Seattle Mariners has placed its catcher on an indefinite suspension after being found culpable of racism.
Seattle Mariners catcher, Steve Clevenger might be regretting now seeing how his racist comments have jeopardized his career.
Clevenger who is now on suspension for the remaining period of the league will not receive any payment from the team as salary after he was found guilty of racism. The Mariners catcher wrote some very distasteful comments about a recent Black Lives Matter protest which resulted from a police shooting.
In one of his posts he wrote; “Black people beating whites when a thug got shot holding a gun by a black officer haha (expletive) cracks me up! Keep kneeling for the Anthem!”
“BLM is pathetic once again! Obama you are pathetic once again! Everyone involved should be locked behind bars like animals!” Clevenger wrote in another tweet.
His suspension took effect on Friday. Meanwhile, management of the team isn’t pleased with his irresponsible action. Jerry Dipoto, the general manager of the baseball team said, “As soon as we became aware of the tweets posted by Steve yesterday we began to examine all of our options in regard to his standing on the team.”
According to the Seattle Times, Clevenger has since deleted the posts and has made his account inaccessible.
Steve Clevenger spew hate to his peril. Racist trigger happy tweets reduced his brand to rubble. He’s disfigured now by the baseball fans.
— Eric Schiffer (@ericschiffer) September 23, 2016
The racist catcher disclosed to Fox Sports later on Thursday that he had regretted his action and apologized for the harm his irresponsible comments might have caused.
He said, “I am sickened by the idea that anyone would think of me in racist terms. My tweets were reactionary to the events I saw on the news and were worded beyond poorly at best and I can see how and why someone could read into my tweets far more deeply than how I actually feel.”
The Mariners have suspended Steve Clevenger without pay for being an idiot, a racist, and a racist idiot. https://t.co/3W4ST1K3KC
— Lookout Landing (@LookoutLanding) September 23, 2016
Racism is unacceptable in any way, talk less of sports. Sport is one of the instruments used as a unifier across the world and we can’t allow it to be polluted by racists. The most pitiful thing about racism is that some celebrities express their racial bias in front of the entire nation, thus, it becomes impossible to eradicate it. We`re sick and tired of living in a racist society. We demand social equality.