MLB Pitcher Gets Standing Ovation At First Game After “I Hate Gay People,” “White Power” Tweets Went Viral

Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Josh Hader received a standing ovation from fans at Milwaukee’s Miller Park as he took the mound on Saturday night, his first game after a series of his old racist, sexist and homophobic tweets went viral.

During last Tuesday night’s MLB All-Star Game, screenshots of Hader’s old tweets from his protected account went viral, including one that read: “I hate gay people” and another that said “White power lol.”

Hader said during a post-game press conference that he was ready to face the consequences for the tweets.

“There’s no excuse for what was said,” Hader told reporters, according to the New York Post. “I’m deeply sorry for what I said and what’s been going on. It doesn’t reflect any of my beliefs now.”

“I’m ready for any consequences for what happened seven years ago,” he added.

“I was in high school,” he said. “We’re still learning who we are. I was in high school. You live and you learn. This mistake won’t happen again.”