A Bloomsburg University baseball player has been dismissed from the team for calling Little League World Series star Mo’ne Davis, “a slut,” reports the Associated Press.
Joey Casselberry’s Twitter account has since been deleted, but, of course, screen shots of the tweet live on.
Casselberry used the offensive language in response to news that a Disney channel movie was being made about the teen phenom. He also made reference to Davis’ loss to Nevada during the Little League World Series.
Davis was the first girl to earn a win and pitch a shutout in the LLWS last summer, and appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated. Her memoir, Mo’ne Davis: Remember My Name by Hilary Beard, was just released this week through HarperCollins Children’s Books.
Fittingly, Bloomsburg announced the dismissal of the junior first baseman on…. Twitter. The university said it was “deeply saddened” by the player’s tweet.