After former Red Sox pitcher, Curt Schilling, Tweeted that his daughter, Gabby Schilling, will be pitching for the Salve Regina Seahawks next year, many users took to the social media site to inappropriately comment back to the former professional baseball player.
The Twitter thread can be seen via this link to Schilling’s personal Twitter account, where you can see first hand some of the vulgar messages delivered to Schilling and his daughter.
Schilling did not take the messages lightly, as he named multiple offenders in an official post published on the web. In the post Schilling stated,
“Now let me emphasize again. I was a jock my whole life. I played sports my whole life. Baseball since I was 5 until I retired at 41. I know clubhouses. I lived in a dorm. I get it. Guys will be guys. Guys will say dumb crap, often. But I can’t ever remember, drunk, in a clubhouse, with best friends, with anyone, ever speaking like this to someone…”
One of the guilty parties, Sean MacDonald, worked for rival Red Sox team, the Yankees. McDonald has deleted his Twitter account, but his tweet was still brought to attention by Schilling causing McDonald to be fired from his job as a ticket seller by the Yankees staff.
Director of Communications, Jason Zillo, stated that they do not condone McDonald’s behavior and that, “We have zero tolerance for anything like this.”
Schilling was deeply hurt by the online communities words, and even apologized to his daughter by saying, “But as we have talked about, there is no situation ever in your life, where it’s ok for any ‘man’ to talk about you, or any other woman this way (and truth be told no real man would ever talk this way anyway). It truly is time this stopped.”
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