Josh Hader of the Milwaukee Brewers said some terrible things on Twitter, but the MLB is right not to fine or suspend him for it, holds Tom Joyce of the Washington Examiner. The player apologized profusely, asking for forgiveness. In the end, he made those bigoted statements when he was still in high school. He plays for a multi-ethnic team and has moved on from considering such hateful words acceptable. His first response was to apologize, take responsibility and ask for forgiveness. Slapping him with a suspension would have been excessive. The backlash he will face over these comments surfacing is likely punishment enough.
After racist, homophobic and sexist messages that Milwaukee Brewers Pitcher Josh Hader published on Twitter emerged, he received a rather light punishment, believes Whitney McIntosh of SB Nation. Both he and his team made generic statements about him having learned his lesson, apologizing for this and having changed as a person since. Whether or not these claims are true is to be seen. Hader benefited from being a valuable pitcher to a team that is aiming for the World Series. While he will be sent to sensitivity training, he avoided meaningful punishments like a fine or suspension. He got off rather lightly.