Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Milwaukee Brewers White Racist Fans Gave Standing Ovation To Racist MB Pitcher Josh Hader At Dodger Game 

Hader, the White racist pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers was given a standing ovation at the game by other White racist fans.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

July 24, 2018

Milwaukee, WI - On Saturday, White racist fans gave a standing ovation to Milwaukee Brewers White pitcher Josh Hader at Miller Park during the Dodgers game after returning to the game from the All-Star games where his racist, sexist, homophobic and supremacy tweets posted in 2011-12 that targeted Gays, women and Blacks were exposed, TMJ4 reported. Hader made the racist tweets when he was 17, now 24, he has apologized, but his racist fans gave him a standing ovation, which Milwaukee Alderman Khalif Rainy released a statement on Monday calling Hader's fans standing ovation "an embarrassment to the world" and the Milwaukee Brewers including Milwaukee had dropped "the ball again on race relations."
Ald. Rainy stated, "Just last week, we saw homophobic and racist tweets including "white power" surface from Brewers pitcher Josh Hader, a Caucasian man. The tweets preceded his time as a professional baseball player to when he was 17. In a statement, Brewers General Manager David Stearns calls the comments "inexcusable" but did not take the opportunity to acknowledge Hader's comments are an example of a larger issue related to racism. "Those of us that have come to know Josh do not believe that these posts are representative of his beliefs. He has been a good teammate and contributor to the team in every way. We will continue to work through this issue with Josh as we prepare to resume games after the break."
What occurred during Josh Hader's first appearance since those tweets surfaced is most troubling.
Thousands of fans gave the pitcher a standing ovation. This frankly is an embarrassment to the world. The boisterous manner of standing to show support for Hader is nothing less than a dismissive stance against problems of race affecting an entire community: a community dealing with the effects of hypersegregation, economic disparity and police harassment.
The act of crowd members rising to their feet to cheer Hader ignores these very issues that NFL players seek to highlight while kneeling in silent protest during the national anthem. I am deeply concerned that President Trump continues to castigate those football players, recently recommending suspension for those who do not stand "at attention, hand on heart." Although it seems cynical, I cannot help but think it comes down to skin color."

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