I’ve always said that what you do as a child will follow you and affect you for the rest of your life. Just ask the Nationals’ Tre Turner.
Tre Turner is the Nationals starting shortstop; and after a loss on Sunday night, some past Tweets came to light. His past racist and homophobic tweets from high school came to light after a Sunday night game.
Turner’s Tweets resurfaced after Tweets from an Atlanta Braves starting pitcher resurfaced, and just two weeks after a Milwaukee Brewer racist tweet surfaced after the Major League All Star Game.
Nationals General Manager Mike Rizzo issued a statement regarding the tweets late Sunday night.
“I have spoken with Trea regarding the tweets that surfaced earlier tonight.” “He understands that his comments — regardless of when they were posted — are inexcusable and is taking full responsibility for his actions. The Nationals organization does not condone discrimination in any form, and his comments in no way reflect the values of our club. Trea has been a good teammate and model citizen in our clubhouse, and these comments are not indicative of how he has conducted himself while part of our team. He has apologized to me and to the organization for his comments.” General Manager Mike Rizzo.
Tre Turner also released a separate statement Sunday night.
“There are no excuses for my insensitive and offensive language on Twitter. I am sincerely sorry for those tweets and apologize wholeheartedly. I believe people who know me understand those regrettable actions do not reflect my values or who I am. But I understand the hurtful nature of such language and am sorry to have brought any negative light to the Nationals organization, myself or the game I love.”
The Nationals did not announce any disciplinary action over the tweets.