Josh Hader's "Apology" After Racist, Homophobic Tweets Didn't Make Anything Better

Brewers P Josh Hader's Old Racist, Homphobic, & Sexist Tweets Are Unearthed During All-Star Game (TWEETS)

Milwaukee Brewers reliever Josh Hader gave up a home run to Seattle Mariners slugger Jean Segura during his appearance in the MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday.

According to screenshots shared by numerous Twitter users, Hader posted tweets in 2011 that included racist, sexist and homophobic slurs - including one that read "white power".

After the game, the 24-year-old apologized for what he had posted online prior to being drafted in the 2012 amateur draft.

"I obviously said some things that were inexcusable", Hader said.

Stearns said the Brewers were in contact with Hader, who is "fully aware of the severity of the situation related to his social media comments, regardless of the timeline of his posts".

The Brewers also issued a statement Wednesday, admonishing the pitcher for the tweets, but adding that they don't represent who Hader has become.

Hader's name was in the top-2 trending topics on Twitter throughout Tuesday night, often trailing only the hashtag for the game itself. Hader said he did not "vividly" remember the tweets.

Major League Baseball reportedly is considering a statement regarding Hader's tweets on Wednesday. "Live and learn. It won't happen again".

Own up to believing in what you've expressed and say how stupid those beliefs were at the time and still today. Cain said he did not ask for an apology and simply wanted to understand the situation before speaking with reporters. I'm deeply sorry for what I've said.

Brewers pitcher Josh Hader probably thought his performance in the All-Star Game would be a talking point after the American League's 8-6 win in 10 innings. You always get in trouble for things you said when you're younger.

"We all said some insane stuff when we're young", Cain told reporters after the game. "Like I said, it doesn't reflect any of my beliefs going on now".

While Hader was getting crushed on the field - giving up four hits and yielding a run while recording only one out - offensive tweets that Hader wrote as far back as seven years ago, began surfacing on the internet. "I really don't know exactly what's out there". I'm fine. Everybody will be okay. Basically, we're going to move on from this.

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