Brewers All-Star Hader takes responsibility for racist, homophobic tweets

Brewers All-Star Hader takes responsibility for racist, homophobic tweets

Brewers All-Star Hader takes responsibility for racist, homophobic tweets

Hader, 24, had a set of tweets using racist, homophobic and sexist language uncovered as he was on the mound in the All-Star Game, language he called "inexcusable" in a postgame media session.

"You know, it was something that happened when I was 17 years old", he said.

"I was 17 years old, and as a child I was immature, and obviously I said some things that were inexcusable", Hader told reporters in the visitors' clubhouse at Nationals Park here. That doesn't reflect on the person I am today.

"When anybody does something like that, you're always surprised", said Cain, USA Today reported. "At the end of the day, you've got to give people a second chance, you understand you have to forgive people, move on from it. I'm deeply sorry for what I've said and what's been going on, and like I said, it doesn't reflect any of my beliefs going on now". "That doesn't reflect any of my beliefs".

Hader has now locked down his Twitter account entirely.

Asked about the context of the tweets, Hader said: "I'm sure there were some rap lyrics being (tweeted)".

Among the posts sent by the then 17-year-old were the messages "white power lol" with a raised fist emoji, and "I hate gay people." . Some of the tweets are also sexually graphic and demeaning toward women.

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Some of the tweets that surfaced were from 2011 and 2012.

"Like I said before, I was young, immature and stupid, and there's no excuses for what was said and what happened". Hader said he did not "vividly" remember the tweets.

"No deletes", Hader said. "Obviously when you're a kid you just tweet what's on your mind, and that's what's on (Twitter).".

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"It's something they shouldn't be involved in", he said. "You can't, there's no excuse for what was said". This mistake won't happen again'. He said he's ready for any consequences. I know Hader. He is a great guy.

The Brewers also issued a statement Wednesday, admonishing the pitcher for the tweets, but adding that they don't represent who Hader has become. He was young. We all say some insane stuff when we're young, ' Cain said. "So we move on from it".

"I'm completely and utterly embarrassed and feel disgusting to have put the fans, my teammates and the Blue Jays organizion in this position".

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