BLOOMSBURG -- A baseball player at Bloomsburg University has been kicked off the team after a vulgar tweet aimed at Little League baseball star Mo’ne Davis.
Friday night, junior Joey Casselberry took to Twitter after finding out the Disney Channel plans to make a movie about the Little Leaguer from Philly.
But it’s one word Casselberry used that got so many people upset.
In a tweet that has since been deleted, along with the Twitter account, the former first baseman Tweeted Friday night, “Disney is making a movie about Mo`ne Davis? What a joke. [She] got rocked by Nevada.” Except he didn`t say “she.” He used another “S” word.
“Obviously it was wrong for somebody that old to say something so rude to such a young person,” said Zachary Jacobson, a sophomore at Bloomsburg University.
"People do say things,” explained senior Eric Stone. “They don't really think about what they're saying when they say it. Once they're out on social media, they're out there. You can't really take it back."
At 13 years old, Mo’ne Davis became an overnight sensation after she became the first girl to win a game and pitch a shutout in the Little League World Series.
Last night, Bloomsburg University released a statement from its athletics Twitter account saying:
Students at Bloomsburg University say there's a lesson to be learned from this whole experience.
"Watch what you say,” Stone added. “Just in general, be polite. Maybe it’s something you want to say to another person, but don't put it out on social media where everyone can see it."
"I Googled my own name and I was like, ‘I should probably watch what I say,’ because it's there for everybody to see,” said Vincent Pallini, a sophomore at Bloomsburg.
"Nowadays through social media, [things] get spread very quickly through everywhere pretty much,” said Connor Spornak, sophomore at Bloomsburg University. “You have to watch what you say or there are consequences.”
School officials tell Newswatch 16 that all situations like this are subject to their student code of conduct and it's possible being kicked off the team will not be the only punishment for Casselberry.
Mo'ne Davis appeared on "SportsCenter" Monday morning to address the issue. Davis said that she would like to see former Bloomsburg University baseball player Joey Casselberry reinstated to the team.