Whoops, Jarred Cosart is very very sorry, fags.
A couple of days ago, the Astros pitcher used the F-word in a tweet to a former teammate about America’s favorite source-of-all-problems, Justin Bieber. Predictably, the whole world freaked out, and he deleted the post, then complained about “Twitter police.”
Because Twitter is the only place where that word could possibly be considered objectionable.
The team went into damage-control mode, and issued a statement that the tweet was “unacceptable” and that he is “extremely remorseful.” Hahaha, yeah, sure, he’s so remorseful that the team had to apologize for him since he wasn’t willing to.
Cosart later tweeted about “a very poor choice of words in one of my tweets earlier today that I need to apologize for,” but if he’s typed to word “sorry” we have yet to see it. Yes, Jarred, you do need to apologize. We’re waiting.
News outlets are reporting “Jarred Cosart” apologizes, but he didn’t. His bosses apologized for him.
But just to put this dummy in perspective, it’s probably not quite as bas as when Yunel Escobar wrote “tu ere maricon” on his face. And remember back in the ’90s when John Rocker said of New York, “Imagine having to take the [Number] 7 train to the ballpark, looking like you’re [riding through] Beirut next to some kid with purple hair next to some queer with AIDS.” And then there was the time Tim Hardaway said he wouldn’t play with gay teammates.
So it’s kind of understandable why Cosart didn’t think twice about using the slur, and why he’s rolling his eyes at the idea that he has something to apologize for. He probably doesn’t even realize why his actions were wrong. Maybe it would help if some gay person in his life — a closeted teammate, perhaps — took him aside and explained things to him.