Cleveland pitcher Nick Wittgren reportedly receives dying threats after tough sport


Cleveland Indians pitcher Nick Wittgren desires other people to grasp the vitriol athletes obtain after a deficient efficiency. Wittgren posted photos of dying threats he and his circle of relatives gained following a foul day trip throughout Friday’s 10-5 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. 

Wittgren posted a tweet that includes 3 screenshots. The messages which comprise anti-gay language and violent threats seem to be despatched through two other enthusiasts. 

Wittgren’s tweet learn: 

“Thank you for all of the kind messages. Sadly this is considered normal in professional sports. Its happened to 90% of players I know and basically after every bad outing a player has. But there is nothing normal about threatening someone and their families lives.”

You can learn the screenshots, however be warned that they comprise reprehensible language.

In the tweets, a fan threatened to return to Wittgren’s space and kill his whole circle of relatives. Some of that fan’s feedback have been made on an image of Wittgren together with his toddler son. Another fan tossed anti-gay slurs at Wittgren and made threats towards Wittgren’s circle of relatives. 

Wittgren was once charged with the loss throughout Friday’s contest towards the Rays. With the sport tied 4-4, Wittgren got here on within the 9th inning and gave up 5 runs in 1/3 of an inning. 

Cleveland avid gamers have handled terrible messages in 2021

Wittgren isn’t the primary Cleveland participant to put up heinous messages gained following a foul sport. Infielder Yu Chang shared racist messages he gained after creating a game-deciding error in April.

Chang mentioned he accepts all feedback, however “racist comments are not necessary.”

The messages to Wittgren got here the similar day the crew introduced it could exchange its title to the Cleveland Guardians in 2022. 

Nick Wittgren on pitcher's mound.

Nick Wittgren posted pictures of dying threats he reportedly recieved after Friday’s sport. (Photo through David Berding/Getty Images)

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