Yankees Fire Worker Over Vulgar Tweet Sent to Curt Schilling


If you have not been paying attention to Twitter the last few days boy have you been missing out. Curt Schilling has been on a one man crusade into fighting cyber bullying. Schilling sent out at tweet on February 25th congratulating his daughter getting into college. Then a few people responded, and some were the usual tweets that are trying to get a rise out of the person who sent the first tweet.

Instead of just ignoring these tweets Schilling went on the attack and fought back. One of these people who tweeted at Schilling was a part-time Yankee employing. After discovering he sent the tweet the Yankees fired him. The Yankees director of communication, Jason Zillio, said he had only worked 18 hours over four days before the Yankees fired him Monday. Schilling in his personal blog made a comment about being held responsible.

"These boys have yet to understand one of life’s most important lessons, In the real world you get held accountable for the things you say and if you are not careful that can mean some different things."

Some people believe there are no repercussions for their actions on twitter, and they go out and spew hate and vulgar things to people, however Schilling is trying to put up a good fight. People need to be held accountable for what they say.

It is one thing to make a joke and maybe be a little edgy, it’s another to say what some of these tweets are saying to Schilling’s Twitter account. The tweets Curt Schilling has been receiving have been down right cruel and disturbing.

On the other side of the coin anybody on Twitter knows this will happen. There will always be tweets that are negative and are hurtful. They want you to react to their tweet, and then when you react to the tweet more people will tweet hateful things, and try to one up each other. Schilling should know by now that people will say terrible things on Twitter, and should keep his personal life personal, and not put it on Twitter.

So what do you think about the situation? Should Curt Schilling know better to tweet about his personal life, or is Curt Schilling right to go after the people who have sent these vulgar tweets to him?

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