Sports | July 18, 2018 8:52 am

All-Star Pitcher’s Hate-Filled Tweets Put Damper on Game

Josh Hader apologized for his racist, sexist and homophobic tweets after the game.

Josh Hader #71 of the Milwaukee Brewers and the National League pitches in the eighth inning against the American League during the 89th MLB All-Star Game, presented by Mastercard at Nationals Park on July 17, 2018 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Josh Hader #71 of the Milwaukee Brewers and the National League pitches in the eighth inning against the American League during the 89th MLB All-Star Game, presented by Mastercard at Nationals Park on July 17, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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Josh Hader gave up a tiebreaking home run to Seattle’s Jean Segura in the eighth-inning of the All-Star Game, but that wasn’t the lowlight of the Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher’s night.

Nope, that would be when racist, sexist and homophobic tweets Hader posted in 2011 and 2012 that were discovered and began circulating on social media during the game.

In one of the tweets (which were deleted but can be seen here),  Hader simply wrote: “I hate gay people.”

After the game, the 24-year-old apologized for what he had posted online prior to being drafted in the 2012 amateur draft.

“There’s no excuse for what was said,” Hader said in part following the game, in the NL clubhouse. “I’m deeply sorry for what I said and what’s been going on. It doesn’t reflect any of my beliefs now.”

It wasn’t a great night Hader’s family or fans either.

The incident overshadowed a great night of baseball that saw the American League defeat the National League 8-6 in extra innings.