What may have started out as a proud political post for the general manager of a Houston area pro softball team ended in embarrassment for Connie May when all 18 members of the squad decided to take matters into their own hands mid-game.
The tweet in question was published from the ScrapYard Dawgs official Twitter account but apparently without the approval of the individuals being used in the post directed at Donald Trump in support of his own tone-deaf stance regarding peacefully protesting the National Anthem.
Initially, the team halted all play in order to get back into the locker room and discuss how best to proceed after they discovered without their knowledge they were being used as political chess pieces to bolster positions on issues that didn’t quite align with their true feelings according to the NY Times.
Eventually, it was decided amongst the players to forfeit the game and refuse to play for the organization, but the backlash didn’t stop there, one player, in particular, Haylie McCleney who also played for Team USA, had some pretty choice words regarding the photo and tweet with Donald Trump tagged.
Many other players on the team spoke out against the tweet and distanced itself from its intent to misrepresent the unsuspecting players on the field.
Flip through the pages to see how a few of the players responded after being used as political pawns while standing for the National Anthem.