Chipper Jones apologizes for tweet regarding Sandy Hook shooting
Former Braves third baseman Chipper Jones made an incredibly ill-advised tweet last night regarding the December 14, 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut which claimed the lives of 20 children and six adults.
For those who didn’t see it, here’s a screenshot of the tweet that was eventually deleted:
It’s hard to comprehend the level of stupid it would take to post something like that, but Jones has said some pretty strange things in the past. Fortunately, Jones came to his senses and issued the following apology this afternoon:
My apologies for my Sandy Hook tweet yest. I had heard something from someone which I thought to be credible and tweeted w/out researching.— Chipper Jones (@RealCJ10) February 7, 2015
It was irresponsible of me to do that and will not happen again. Please accept my heartfelt apology to those who were hurt or offended.— Chipper Jones (@RealCJ10) February 7, 2015
After a couple of incidents like this, let’s hope that Jones will think twice next time before hitting “tweet.”