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Chipper Jones apologizes for tweet regarding Sandy Hook shooting

Chipper Jones

Former Atlanta Braves’ Chipper Jones stands in the dugout for the National Anthem before a pregame ceremony retiring his number at a baseball game between the Atlanta Braves and the Arizona Diamondbacks, Friday, June 28, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)


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:

chipper jones tweet

Douglas Short

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:

After a couple of incidents like this, let’s hope that Jones will think twice next time before hitting “tweet.”

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