Hank Aaron's grandson fires back at Kelly Loeffler's tweet about the MLB All-Star game
Hank Aaron's grandson was not pleased with former Sen. Kelly Loeffler's (R-Ga.) recent remarks about the relocation of the MLB All-Star game amid Georgia lawmakers' passing a series of highly restrictive voting bills.
On Friday, April 2, Loeffler took to Twitter with a statement criticizing MLB for relocating the game as she sounded off on the so-called "woke disinformation campaign of the Left."
Loeffler also feigned concern about the possibility of the former Milwaukee Braves legend not being honored due to the game being relocated while disregarding the reason for the decision.
"The @MLB had the chance to honor an iconic trailblazer and @Braves legend Hank Aaron," Loeffler tweeted along with an photo of her full statement. "Instead, they bowed to the woke disinformation campaign of the Left – to the detriment of hardworking Georgians and small businesses."
The @MLB had the chance to honor an iconic trailblazer and @Braves legend Hank Aaron. Instead, the bowed to the wo… https://t.co/TJ66mBclHB— Kelly Loeffler (@Kelly Loeffler)1617396252.0
"The @MLB had the chance to honor an iconic trailblazer and @Braves legend Hank Aaron," Loeffler tweeted along with her statement. "Instead, they bowed to the woke disinformation campaign of the Left – to the detriment of hardworking Georgians and small businesses."
In response to Loeffler's remarks, the baseball legend's grandson Raynal Aaron fired back asking the former lawmaker to refrain from even uttering his grandfather's name. He tweeted, "Please keep my grandfather's name out of your mouth."
Please keep my grandfather’s name out of your mouth https://t.co/VfSaFDWt3L— Raynal Aaron (@Raynal Aaron)1617407728.0
Aaron's tweet comes just days after his interview with The Atlantic amid the all-star game controversy. When asked how he believes his grandfather would have reacted to the latest controversy, he emphasized that his grandfather was a man of peace.
"He would try to find a peaceful way around the situation before it escalated, and I know he would say baseball needs to try to do something to help and educate more people about the situation," Aaron said in the interview. "But I know he would be very disappointed."
As of Saturday, April 3, it is still unclear where the July 13 game will be moved to. However, according to USA Today, there are a number of cities that could host the game on such short notice.
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