Professional athletes receive hundreds and thousands of tweets per day. A lot of them are sent with love, but a lot of them are sent with hatred as well. This is why it’s probably best to avoid looking at your mentions.
However, Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer didn’t get the memo.
According to Texas State University student, Nikki Giles, Bauer has reduced her to tears due to countless responses not only from him, but his 135,000 followers.
It started when Bauer responded to Houston’s Alex Bregman’s tweet, “Thanks for admitting I’m better than you”. Then, Giles came in and jokingly said, “my least favorite person in all of sports”.
Bauer’s rebuttal went as followed, “welcome to the fan club”.
The two went back and forth before Giles felt like she had enough.
Giles ended up blocking Bauer for a while.
“I eventually unblocked him when someone brought to my attention that he had tagged me in 30 more tweets in responses,” Giles said. “And when I said I felt harassed, he continued to tweet things like this claiming that I was responding to him because ‘I like him.’
By today, Bauer had mentioned Giles in 80 tweets.
Giles reported the harassment to the Indians Facebook page and flagged three of his tweets. To make matters worse, Giles claims Bauer has created three new accounts to harass her.
According to USA Today, a spokesperson from the Indians has declined comment.
Flip the pages for some of the tweets they are quite something.