Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
interloper

Keegan Akin likes violently racist tweet

Recommended Posts

2 hours ago, Spl51 said:

I have liked tweets dozens of times accidentally without even knowing I did it until I look back at my liked tweets. It's really easy to like a tweet when you are just scrolling.

The response should be based on Akin. If he says it was an accident, it's over and we move on.  If he comes out and says he liked it on purpose and agrees with the sentiment, then some kind of response from the organization is necessary.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, atomic said:

Yet you were very upset when the Orioles signed Deleon Young. Seems pretty hypocritical of you that you don’t want Akin released.

We don't have the slightest idea if Akin really liked the tweet, or if it was an accident. Delmon Young clearly and obviously did things that were very wrong.

You're equating potentially hitting a button on a phone related to ugly speech with actually committing a crime.  Or at least you're pretending to on the internet to stir up responses.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just looked at the entire thread and timeline of the person who posted it.  I will not post the tweet so as not to stir the pot.

This person has only tweeted 37 times and their first tweet is a retweet of what appears to be a threat:

why did you like this blatantly-racist post back in 16’? It would be a shame if your employer found out

 

I am just trying to add some context to the discussion.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, cboemmeljr said:

I just looked at the entire thread and timeline of the person who posted it.  I will not post the tweet so as not to stir the pot.

This person has only tweeted 37 times and their first tweet is a retweet of what appears to be a threat:

why did you like this blatantly-racist post back in 16’? It would be a shame if your employer found out

 

I am just trying to add some context to the discussion.

I’m confused.    Did this happen in 2016, or now?    I’m not adept with twitter and wouldn’t know how to find out that someone liked a tweet.    

My general feeling is I’d like to know the context.    Obviously the team should investigate.    
 

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, cboemmeljr said:

I just looked at the entire thread and timeline of the person who posted it.  I will not post the tweet so as not to stir the pot.

This person has only tweeted 37 times and their first tweet is a retweet of what appears to be a threat:

why did you like this blatantly-racist post back in 16’? It would be a shame if your employer found out

 

I am just trying to add some context to the discussion.

My question is why would anyone be looking at Akin's twitter likes from four years ago?

I have to assume they had some motivation to do so, and the wording of the post sounds like a threat.

Of course that doesn't change primary discussion.

  • Upvote 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Frobby said:

I’m confused.    Did this happen in 2016, or now?    I’m not adept with twitter and wouldn’t know how to find out that someone liked a tweet.    

My general feeling is I’d like to know the context.    Obviously the team should investigate.    
 

The tweet that is causing the uproar is from 2016.  

Someone (the person I quoted) found it and tweeted a pic of the 2016 tweet.

It has been shared (retweeted) by some one who has the name of "racism watch".  That person just joined Twitter this month and their first tweet was to share the tweet and pic of the 2016 tweet..

Hopefully that clears some things up.

  • Upvote 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, Can_of_corn said:

My question is why would anyone be looking at Akin's twitter likes from four years ago?

I have to assume they had some motivation to do so, and the wording of the post sounds like a threat.

Of course that doesn't change primary discussion.

You are right @Can of Corn  Why the search of old tweets and what is the true motivation.?  I agree that it doesn't change the primary discussion however.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
29 minutes ago, Can_of_corn said:

My question is why would anyone be looking at Akin's twitter likes from four years ago?

I have to assume they had some motivation to do so, and the wording of the post sounds like a threat.

Of course that doesn't change primary discussion.

I would not be surprised if it wasn’t a person specifically looking at Akin’s internet history from four years ago, rather a program run by an entity that scrubs data on all of the blue checks.  The discussion of who and why isn’t appropriate for OH.  So I’ll leave it there. That’s where my money would be.  If it is an individual targeting Akin specifically, then I’d love to know the back story.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As to how to do this, it's very simple to do as someone pointed out. 

But I think eviscerating these guys for stuff they did on the internet when they were kids is going too far.  Look at what happened to Josh Hader for quoting rap song lyrics.  I employed his best friend and met Josh a few times.  His best friend is a person of color.  No racist vibes ever came from Hader, yet he gets hung out to dry during the All-Star game by someone reporting tweets he made back in high school.  

I don't know about you guys, but since then, I've grown as a person.  Hell, I've grown as a person since Covid-19 hit.  My opinions on the things going on in our country right now have changed.  It's a bit unfair to pull those things into the light and cause someone to lose their job.  

If it happened a month or two ago?  Fair game.  But not four-plus years.  

  • Upvote 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I wouldn't be surprised if he saw the twat before his that said something about 'trucks ain't clean' or he meant to like the response to the original twat from the chick Marissa.  

Either way, whatever.  I have enough chit going on in my life that this is all garbage.  Anyone who spends their time on Twatter is just wasting it.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, MongoBoy said:

I wouldn't be surprised if he saw the twat before his that said something about 'trucks ain't clean' or he meant to like the response to the original twat.

I'm sorry to derail, but I'm dying over "twat" 🤣🤣

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, thiscat41 said:

I'm sorry to derail, but I'm dying over "twat" 🤣🤣

Just in case:     😷

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What kind of world is this that someone digs up a racist tweet from 4 years ago and calls out the only person that has anything close to a public image who liked it?  Also, freedom of speech only applies if you agree with it?  I dont like the use of that word by anyone, however, the use of words here is what gets criticized rather than someone being angry over the killing of police officers?

Im pretty sure I crossed the line of political discussion, but some times I cant just help myself.  Remove if necessary. 

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  

Orioles Information


Orioles News and Information

Daily Organizational Boxscores
News

Tony's Takes

Orioles Roster Resource

Orioles Prospect Information

2020 Top 30 Prospects List

Prospect Scouting Reports

Statistics

2020 Orioles Stats

2019 Orioles Minor League Stats

Baseball Savant Stats






  • Posts

    • In his morning article Roch is speculating 5/40 with 7 million to his KBO team.    Zero chance this O’s participate. But, I think it would be a bold move for the Orioles. If you subtract the 3.5 that they would’ve paid Iglesias if they kept him the net is really only 4 million per season including the posting. They are likely gonna bring in another experienced short stop and likely pay him 2-3 million.    Spend the saved 3.5 million and divert the 2-3 from the scrap heap guy that they are going to sign. If he hits you can deal him later for a pile and if not he’s a marginal risk at best coming out of your tv money. They have saved the amount to cover his contract over the last few seasons to cover its entirety
    • MLB Pipeline did a Top 10 on their podcast this week, including shreds on I guess NCAA sophomores who like Kjerstad in February/March may have done stuff for a few weeks.  It also acquainted me with the demographics of the basket where 1-5 will be one of them. Pirates 1 - Lawlar the HS shortstop Rangers 2 - Kumar Tigers 3 - McClain, some Madrigal-sized middle infielder from UCLA, maybe/maybe not SS Red Sox 4 - del Castillo, some slugging catcher from "The U" deemed best hitter in draft Orioles 5 - Leiter (I'd be glad with this outcome for polish going towards 2022 usefulness) D'Backs 6 - Jake Hill, the LSU right-hander, non-Vanderbilt best of SEC rest.   Guessing Ben may know him some. Royals 7 - Jud Zabian, Florida OF    <mock now at 6 straight NCAA after the high school SS character who seems impossible to get to 1-5> <hosts say these Top 7 are a clear tier in whatever order they fall> Rockies 8 - Alex Vanellas, Louisville 3B Angels 9 - Marcelo Mayer, high school SS #2 Mets 10 - James Wood, IMG Academy high school OF <nary a high school pitcher in these 10, though with draft pushed back to July, the Nick Bitsko analogs born in 2003 will have some extra time to strut their stuff, in case the next Kerry Wood, Josh Beckett or Dylan Bundy can only Netflix and chill right now>    
    • I would dangle him to anyone whi would take him. I didn't want him back at any cost let alone 1.8M
    • He is so streaky that when he is in his funk he will be worse than the MIF we run out there.
    • https://halohangout.com/2020/07/13/angels-garrett-stallings-summer-camp/ An Angels fansite report when he later got to their 60 this summer cites a curve as the Junior year difference maker. Their source for that this campus story https://247sports.com/college/tennessee/Article/Tennessee-Vols-Baseball-Vols-Garrett-Stallings-selected-in-fifth-round-of-MLB-Draft-132589216/ also has the details he was their 2019 Friday night guy even with Crochet on the team. His Perfect Game blurb from high school times mentioned three-quarters to over the top arm angle, gee whiz. Who knows if he could have had Kevin Smith's 2019 in parallel universe 2020?   SEC trade imports links them, but Smith actually doing it including a little AA success is a big credit in his favor for the moment.
    • He fits the Smith/Kjerstad mold of SEC guys steadily improving (Growth Mindset?), even if some of that is demonstrated in small sample sizes.   Smith did backup his Junior Year rise up draft boards with his great 2019 for the Mets.  I am imagining entering Junior year Stallings was not a 5th or 25th round profile.   He's one more piece for the box of chocolates we'll get to open in the spring.
  • Popular Contributors

×
×
  • Create New...