The Scrap Yard Dawgs, an independent professional softball team based in Texas, walked into the locker room Monday with no idea what was waiting for them. All of their phones were bombarded with text messages asking similar questions. “Have you seen this?” “Are you OK with this?” “What happened?” Hours earlier, team general manager Connie May tweeted out a photo of the team’s players lined up for the national anthem.
May tagged President Donald Trump in the tweet, making sure to let him know the picture featured, “Everyone respecting the FLAG!” The tweet was eventually deleted.
The players — many of whom will represent the United States in the Tokyo Olympics next year — were furious. More