Josh Hader responds to tweets after All-Star game

Ruben Hill
July 18, 2018

The 24-year-old Hader apologized and said his tweets do not reflect his current views: "When you're a kid, you tweet what's on your mind", he said. He locked his account and after the game he said the posts were from seven years ago and stemmed from immaturity when he was 17. That doesn't reflect on the person I am today.

In one tweet, dated October 25, 2011, Hader tweeted lyrics from the Juicy J song, "Durr She Go", that used the N-word.

"I got done with the game, and they said I need to kind of look at what's going on", Hader said.

"Just came in, and my phone was blowing up", he said. We're still learning who we are in high school, and you live and you learn. I'm deeply sorry for what I said, and what has been going on.

Although he had yet to address the issue with any of his Milwaukee teammates, he said he planned to do so. Asked whether it would be a hard conversation with them, he said he was "young, immature, and stupid".

"We've all said insane stuff growing up, even when we're 17, 18 years old", Cain said.

When asked if he is anxious about facing any potential discipline from the league, Hader said he is "ready for any consequences".

Deputy Commissioner Dan Halem, speaking outside the NL clubhouse, said he had spoken to Hader. He said his fellow Brewers "shouldn't be involved in it", and that he's ready to face any punishment Major League Baseball deems appropriate for vilely insensitive tweets from his teenage years.

Asked about the context of the tweets, Hader said: "I'm sure there were some rap lyrics being (tweeted)". They were wearing blank National League gear outside the clubhouse toward the end of the game.

Brewers outfielder Lorenzo Cain also spoke about the matter.

"We just talked a little bit. It doesn't reflect any of my beliefs now". "If we could follow each other around with a recorder every day, I'm sure we all said some dumb stuff". That's one reason why I don't have social media - for things like this.

"You can't (excuse it)", he said.

"We move on from is what it is".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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