Should athletes be punished over old tweets? | The Tylt

Should athletes be punished over old tweets?

It seems like every time an athlete accomplishes something, someone pulls up their social media accounts and finds some questionable content. Some believe athletes need to be held accountable for insensitive views to show that ignorant behavior, no matter when it was posted, is unacceptable. Still, others think beliefs held or expressed when someone is younger should not be held against them when they're an adult. People mature and ideas evolve. What do you think? ⚾🏈

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It doesn't matter how long ago any racist tweets were posted. That kind of behavior is unacceptable and should never be normalized. If an athlete has truly "learned their lesson," they should have deleted those tweets long before they were discovered.

Keeping old, insensitive tweets online is bad for the player, their team and the league. It negatively impacts the money that fuels these sports, whether the player wants to believe it or not. Leagues need to suspend, fine or punish players for that kind of behavior, rather than silly-slap the wrist as sensitivity training.

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You can't punish the man for the mistakes of a child. Kyler Murray was a victim of ignorance before he had his eyes opened to a diverse world. Having old tweets exposed in an effort to damage the livelihood of an athlete is nothing more than a witch hunt. Athletes should not be punished for those mistakes. Being publicly humiliated is enough.

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Should athletes be punished over old tweets?
#PunishBadAthletes
A festive crown for the winner
#KidsMakeMistakes