Seattle Marines back up catcher, Steve Clevenger, is in a lot of heat this morning and it’s well deserved after the moronic move he decided to pull on twitter. Most people have no clue who Clevenger even is because he isn’t a very good baseball player at this point but after calling the protestors in Charlotte “animals” and disrespecting the entire black lives matter movement, I’m sure many more people are aware of who he is now.



The Mariners have now announced that Clevenger has been suspended for the rest of the season.

“As soon as we became aware of the tweets posted by Steve yesterday we began to examine all of our options in regard to his standing on the team,” general manager Jerry Dipoto said in a statement Friday. “Today we have informed him that he is suspended for the reminder of the season without pay.”

That didn’t take long at all. Suspending him for the rest of the season isn’t a big deal to the Mariners because the season is almost over and he doesn’t exactly contribute but he will miss out on the money for the remainder of the season and that’s the real punishment.

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Clevenger, who’s twitter handle was @Clev_45, which has since been deleted, took to the social media platform yesterday to voice how he felt about the protests in Charlotte. He made his point of view very clear when he belittled anyone kneeling for the national anthem. “Black people beating whites when a thug got shot holding a gun by a black officer haha shit cracks me up! Keep kneeling for the anthem!”, Clevenger wrote on twitter.

As if that wasn’t bad enough, he followed that up with “BLM is pathetic once again! Obama you are pathetic once again! Everyone involved should be locked behind bars like animals”.

The Mariners, as you might expect, were not thrilled with one of their players speaking like that and released a statement saying they are exploring all internal options to determine the next appropriate steps. Don’t be surprised if they outright cut him since he isn’t a very productive player anyway. Not too mention he has plenty of black teammates who I’m sure will feel a certain way next time they see him.

He had to know the reaction he would get by tweeting nonsense like that, yet he did it anyway. He has since apologized, saying his tweets “worded beyond poorly at best and I can see how and why someone could read into my tweets far more deeply than how I actually feel.” Unfortunately for him, we already know his true feelings and his apology only came cause of the backlash.

Check the gallery to see the ignorance he spewed via 140 characters. Hopefully the Mariners act fact with their discipline.