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Mariners player under fire for tweets on Black Lives Matter, police shootings

Seattle Mariners catcher Steve Clevenger tweeted some disparaging remarks Thursday about Black Lives Matter protesters and the controversy over police shootings.

“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!” one read.

“BLM is pathetic once again! Obama you are pathetic once again! Everyone involved should be locked behind bars like animals!” another one of his tweets read.

Clevenger had since deleted the tweets and changed his Twitter account to protected mode, according to the Seattle Times.

The Mariners organization released a statement later saying there were “very disappointed with the tweets Clevenger had sent out.

“While he is certainly free to express himself, his tweets do not in any way represent the opinions of the Seattle Mariners,” the statement said. “We strongly disagree with the language and tone of his comments.

“We are currently examining all internal options that are available to us as we determine appropriate next steps.”

The Mariners acquired Clevenger from the Baltimore Orioles in a trade for Mark Trumbo and C.J. Riefenhauser. Clevenger has been out with a right-hand fracture since June.

 

Source: foxnews.com

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