Disney’s announcement that they were creating a movie surrounding the life of baseball legend Mo’ne Davis has since been overshadowed by one college baseball player’s disgusting tweet directed at the 13-year-old star.
A former Methacton High School star was booted from his college baseball team over an offensive tweet he sent about Little League World Series star Mo’ne Davis.
Bloomsburg University first baseman Joey Casselberry was removed from the team after sending out a tweet calling Davis a “slut” while criticizing news that a Disney Channel movie was being made about the Taney star.
Casselberry’s Twitter account was deactivated Saturday night, but not before screenshots of the tweet made their way across the internet, angering and shocking area sports fans.
Casselberry broke almost every offensive record at Methacton high School, earning All-Southeast Pennsylvania honors. He was a three-year player in the Carpenter Cup at Citizens Bank Park, and led Methacton deep into the District One Class AAAA tournament during his senior year.
Before his Twitter account was deactivated, Casselberry apologized, writing, “An example that one stupid tweet can ruin someone’s life and I couldn’t be more sorry about my actions last night. I please ask you to.”
“Forgive me and truly understand that I am in no way shape or form a sexist and I am a huge fan of Mo’ne. She was quite an inspiration.”
Even with his backpedaling, Casselberry saw his base dreams deflate as the Huskies not only removed him from the team but renounced his statements.