BLOOMSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Bloomsburg University baseball player has been dismissed from the team for an offensive Twitter post about Little League World Series star Mo’ne Davis.
The user account belonging to Joey Casselberry had been deactivated as of Saturday night, but screen captures of the tweet show that the player used an offensive word while criticizing news that a Disney Channel movie was being made about Davis.
Casselberry made reference to Davis’ loss to Nevada during the LLWS.
“Disney is making a movie about Mo’ne Davis? WHAT A JOKE. That slut got rocked by Nevada,” Casselbery tweeted.
Bloomsburg announced the dismissal of the junior first baseman on Twitter. The university in Pennsylvania said it was “deeply saddened” by the player’s tweet.
Davis, from Philadelphia, was the first girl to earn a win and pitch a shutout in the LLWS last summer, and appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated.
Davis wrote a letter to the school, saying she forgives Casselberry and asking that he be reinstated to the team. The school however, is holding firm in their decision.