Idiot. That's the first thing that comes to mind when I hear stories like the one about newly acquired New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard. In a light-hearted joust with a friend on Twitter, Syndergaard shot back, "nice crocs fag lol." It seems the word rolls of his tongue with grace and ease.
He has since removed the tweet from his feed, but I wish these guys were somehow forced to keep their words live permanently. You said it, now live with it. Instead, someone in the Mets organization got hold of him, Syndergaard deleted the tweet, then offered this apology yesterday, as reported by the New York Daily News:
"I had a little mishap on Twitter about a month ago, and it was just brought to my attention this morning," Syndegaard said on a Tuesday conference call organized by the Mets to introduce him, Travis D’ Arnaud and catcher John Buck.
"I’d just like to apologize for anything that was said. A buddy and I were having a little conversation. I had a poor attempt at humor and an even worse attempt at using a term I shouldn’t have used. I hope I didn’t offend anybody. I’m really sorry my first introduction to being a New York Met had to be like this."
How clueless is this guy? The tweet wasn't a month earlier, it was just last week. But, you know, the fags are so sensitive, you can lose track of time. Plus, he tries to dismiss the whole incident. "A little mishap" is intended to say, again, "You fags are so sensitive, lighten up."
It's becoming nearly a weekly occurrence that a professional athlete gets caught tweeting a gay slur. Nothing has happened to the last couple, including the Cleveland Browns' 53rd man on the roster, Tank Carder. We'll see if Major League Baseball or the New York Mets will do anything. Just last week, Mets scout Shooty Babitt said gay professional athletes should not come out of the closet.