Pete Abraham “Apologizes” For Calling A Red Sox Fan The KKK Grand Wizard By Saying He Meant To Call Another Guy The Grand Wizard Of The KKK, Gets Destroyed Again On Twitter
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Yesterday we published this blog about Red Sox beat writer for the Boston Globe, Chunkelstiltskin Pete Abraham, called one Red Sox fan a “grand wizard,” and another an outright racist because they don’t think David Price is a good pitcher.
Of course it’s not the only time he’s done this. He frequently tries to prove to people that he’s “one of the good ones” by calling out imaginary racism whenever he chooses to see it. But in the last 48 hours this backfired on him as every tweet he put out led to a barrage of hilarious subtweets:
Look anything like this? pic.twitter.com/LcoqwRGIqC
— Mark Schulze (@Redleg1_101) March 17, 2017
So you're saying They're segregated?
— The Plug (@A_raw97) March 17, 2017
Invited to camp or purchased for the plantation?
— Jimmy M. Wong (@nixdad96) March 17, 2017
10 days a slave
— PC (@PCfromNB) March 17, 2017
Hey @PeteAbe, next time you speak to Farrell can you let him know he's behind on his Klan dues. Also the spring klan fun run is next week
— tim thibodeau jr (@thibodeaujr) March 17, 2017
You know Pete, Schindler had a list too
— LISTEN 2 MY PROBLEMS (@bosoxv33) March 17, 2017
williams has 8 letters. 8th letter in the alphabet is H as in Hitler. #racist
— Srđi SEAN Ilić (@Seanilic) March 17, 2017
Pete wants Kimbrel to have so many slaves, I mean saves this season
— Blake (@Blake_B39) March 17, 2017
There was a lot of pressure put on him to issue some sort of apology. And by pressure I mean that he is sad that every time he through his mention he has to wade through a sea of racial anecdotes, and the joke is always on him. So last night at around midnight he pulled an ESPN and issued one of the most hilariously awful non-“apologies” of all time:
— Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) March 18, 2017
Wait…..what? So he meant to call ANOTHER the grand wizard of the KKK? Because the guy he’s talking about is probably not even a real person, and if they were, I have a hard time believing that person is the grand wizard of the KKK. Maybe just a loyal foot soldier at most. But he obviously misses the point entirely – you can’t just go around accusing people of being in the KKK because you don’t like what they have to say about a baseball player.
And let’s be honest. He’s not sorry about anything. He’s just flustered because people are destroying him relentlessly on social media and he wants it to go away.
Seriously, he had all this time and this is the best he could come up with?
“A few years back some imaginary guy on Twitter was being racist. I thought you were that imaginary racist guy. Because everyone who doesn’t like David Price is the imaginary racist guy from a few years back on Twitter. My bad. Go Red Sox.”
A real apology mentions that he’s apologizing as an agent of his employer, since he’s acting as a spokesperson for them on social media. What if that guy he publicly humiliated is one of the 1% of Bay Staters who subscribes to the Globe? If the Globe had any balls or character they’d suspend this guy to send a message. A real apology says acknowledges that he learned something from this. That it’s not OK to level serious accusations about people without thinking it through first. All he basically said in that tweet was, “Oh shit, my bad.”
And the Twittersphere took notice and refuses to stop:
is that because all white people look alike???
— Trevor Lennox (@LennoxTrevor) March 18, 2017
why are you apologizing to a white guy? You know better than anyone else that white people never deserve apologies
— Chuck Um Hello? (@ChuckTheProcess) March 18, 2017
— Kenny Carberry (@kennycarberry) March 18, 2017
this half assed apology just screams grand wizard
— ArthurDigbySellers (@domOrlandini) March 18, 2017
I can see why that took so long to craft. I'm still only half way through it…
— Jesse Dinkman (@SportsDink) March 18, 2017
but it is cool to call the "other guy" Grand Wizard…and what about @CodeFord CodeFord whom you also attacked?
— Mike Meagher aka Le Cap (@mikemarzy) March 18, 2017
Pete I'm willing to put up $1k (and anyone else can to) towards charity if you let us smack you in the face on a live stream.
— Off The Monster Sports (@OTMSportsBOS) March 18, 2017
holy shit. A 5 year old could give a more realistic apology
— CONNOR STRONG (@jlzinck) March 18, 2017
Imagine a black guy tweeted at Pete Abraham that he didn’t like Clay Buccholz, and Pete responded by saying, “OK black panther.” Yea, that would go over well. Of course we know he’d immediately be suspended because everyone with a brain knows that there is an obvious double standard when it comes to racial issues in the media. But please, tell me more about this “real news” thing. Sounds fascinating.
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