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Red Sox Release Prospect Brett Netzer After Racist, Homophobic, Anti-Semitic Tweets

Liam McKeone
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The Boston Red Sox selected Brett Netzer out of UNC Charlotte in the third round of the 2017 MLB draft. He is no longer a member of the organization after he went on an angry tweeting spree. These tweets were racist, homophobic, and anti-Semitic towards Chaim Bloom, the chairman of the Red Sox who is Jewish.

The tweet that sparked the firestorm came from Netzer on Saturday in which he suggested the Black community should leave America to "re-establish" their culture somewhere else. When accused of being racist, Netzer said he was, in fact, racist.

Shortly thereafter, the Red Sox announced they had released Netzer. He had this to say in response to the report.

It appears Netzer's central issue with Bloom's Jewish faith is that he should believe LGBTQ individuals are guilty of sodomy as dictated by the Torah.

Should one desire to see what else Netzer has to say, you can check yourself on his Twitter account.

Pretty tough to check all those boxes in one fell swoop, but Netzer managed here. It is hard to see him returning to the game of baseball after his comments today.

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