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Red Sox release minor leaguer following hateful Twitter rant, reports say

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The Athletic's Chad Jennings was the first to report that the Red Sox officially released former third-round draft pick Brett Netzer following a racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic rant on Twitter. Alex Speier, of the Boston Globe, later confirmed that Boston cut Netzer after the team confirmed the social media posts were his rather than a product of a hack.
4 months ago·Boston, United States

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Red Sox Minor Leaguer Brett Netzer Released After Series Of Racist, Homophobic, Anti-Semitic Tweets

BOSTON (CBS) — The Boston Red Sox released prospect Brett Netzer on Saturday after he posted a series of racist, homophobic, transphobic, and anti-Semitic tweets. Several of the tweets were directed at Red Sox Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom.The Athletic’s Chad Jennings was the first to report that the Red Sox officially released former third-round draft pick.The 25-year-old last played in 2019, hitting .247 in 130 games at Double-A Portland.…

4 months ago·United States
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USA Today

Report: Red Sox release minor-leaguer Brett Netzer after racist, homophobic and antisemitic social media posts

In a series of tweets that began Friday night, Netzer took aim at transgender people, Black Americans and Jewish Red Sox executive Chaim Bloom.

4 months ago·United States
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NY Daily News

Red Sox release minor leaguer after racist, homophobic Twitter tirade

He might’ve played in the minor leagues, but he brought some major bigotry.

4 months ago·New York, United States
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WCVB

Red Sox release minor league player following hateful Twitter rant

The player was released following a series of racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic tweets, including several directed at Red Sox chief baseball officer.

4 months ago·Boston, United States
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Boston Herald

MLB Notes: Red Sox release minor leaguer after Twitter rant, Rob Manfred cancels games

There were no games at JetBlue Park this weekend, when the Red Sox were originally scheduled to play against Northeastern University on Friday and host the Pittsburgh Pirates for their first Grapefruit League game on Saturday.Instead, MLB delayed spring training again and canceled more games, pushing the tentative start date to March 8, which would not give the players the expected four weeks of spring training they’d need to prepare for the reg…

4 months ago·Boston, United States
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The Daily Beast

Red Sox Release Minor Leaguer for Vile Tweets

Some of his antisemitic posts were directed at team official Chaim Bloom.

4 months ago·United States
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