The Braves are coming below hearth for a poor selection of phrases.
The Braves, full with questionable tomahawk placement on their assertion, responded to MLB’s choice to maneuver the 2021 All-Star Recreation and MLB Draft from Atlanta amid Georgia’s controversial new voting rights legislation.
The assertion reads:
The Atlanta Braves are deeply upset by the choice of Main League Baseball to maneuver its’ 2021 All Star Recreation.
This was neither our choice, nor our advice and we’re saddened that followers won’t be able to see this occasion in our metropolis. The Braves group will proceed to emphasize the significance of equal voting alternatives and we had hoped our metropolis may use this occasion as a platform to reinforce the dialogue. Our metropolis has all the time been referred to as a uniter in divided instances and we’ll miss the chance to deal with points which are necessary to our group.
Sadly, companies, workers and followers in Georgia are the victims of this choice.
We’ll proceed to assist the group legacy tasks which have been deliberate and are in course of.
MLB says it mentioned the choice to maneuver the sport from Atlanta with gamers — previous and current — and golf equipment to decide, in the end feeling that the brand new voter legislation applied in Georgia is one thing that the league merely can’t assist.
Whereas the Braves try to place the blame on MLB, possibly a extra clever discourse than simply, “It is their fault!” and finger pointing ought to be so as when discussing the controversial voter legislation. Twitter, sadly, just isn’t an area for nuance.
In any case, others felt the identical, and the Atlanta group’s tone-deaf and feeble response to MLB shifting the All-Star Recreation bought loads of warmth from followers, writers and extra on Friday.
Georgia had a selection, and took the one which removes full citizenship from Black Georgians.
Shifting a baseball sport is basically small potatoes in comparison with that.
You may reside, and thrive. In distinction, many Black Georgians will not have a voice in authorities.
— stephen matlock (@stephenmatlock) April 2, 2021
TIL a workforce can solely handle points which are necessary to their group throughout All-Star Weekend at their stadium
— Emily Nyman (@EmSheDoesIt) April 2, 2021
Go discuss to your state representatives, that is their fault.
— ⚜️🐯🏈BigRob8409316⚾️🏒⚜️ (@Rob8409316) April 2, 2021
Very very embarrassing assertion. Very upset to be a fan of this workforce at present.
— Robert VanGundy (@ravangundy) April 2, 2021
Braves taking L’s even on off days lmaooooo do higher GA
— Michael (@BroadStBettor) April 2, 2021
Are you extra upset within the canceling of the sport or that persons are getting their votes suppressed? decide one. you’ll be able to’t do each.
— Erin Leahy 🗽 (@evml07) April 2, 2021
Braves say “companies, workers & followers in Georgia are the victims of this choice.”
Sure, precisely — and biz/followers in another metropolis will profit. That’s how financial boycotts work. Now possibly the ATL biz/followers will mobilize towards the Georgia voting legislation. That is the entire level. https://t.co/CoX57aJj4U
— Paul Lukas (@UniWatch) April 2, 2021
“Nobody provides a s@%t what the Cobb Nation Braves need to say”
– Political organizer in Georgia after I shared this tweet from the workforce https://t.co/Hxmc5u50Q9
— Dr. Jason Johnson (@DrJasonJohnson) April 2, 2021