Who knew a congratulatory tweet from a proud father could cause SUCH A FIRESTORM?!
Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling is considering taking legal action against people who tweeted extremely vulgar comments about his daughter.
It all happened after he tweeted a congratulations message to his daughter, who had just been accepted to college:
But the responses he got, were far from enjoyable. They started mild, got vulgar…and then turned disgusting and sexually explicit.
“I’ve been in clubhouses, I’ve been in locker rooms, I’ve been on buses, I’ve been in guys-guys situations my whole life, where you say things as guys in that group, you know you’re family,” said Schilling. “I have never in my life said some of the things that these guys said. Never, about anybody. You don’t say it. You know when those words are coming out of your mouth, that they’re vile. There’s something wrong with you.”
He since blogged about the experience, even including the Twitter handles of some of the trolls. But it gets more serious, as he said he was contacted by the FBI and two local police departments, to discuss filing criminal charges.
“You attacked my child, the rules kind of go out the window when you attack family,” said Schilling. “This wasn’t harmless, this wasn’t a joke, this wasn’t some guys having some beers and making fun. These were people who were malicious, who don’t like me, who tried to destroy my daughter.”
So far, two people have been fired from their jobs as a result of their despicable tweets. One, a disc jockey at a local community college in New Jersey, and the other was a part-time ticket seller for the New York Yankees.
Moral of the story: don’t mess with a loving father…and STOP BEING TROLLS!
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