Josh Hader's racist and homophobic tweets surface during All-Star Game

Playing in the All-Star Game is supposed to be an honor. But for Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Josh Hader, it turned into an absolute disgrace.

As Hader pitched in the game Tuesday in Washington, D.C., Twitter users retweeted posts from his past that contained racist, homophobic and misogynistic comments.

According to USA Today, some of the tweets from 2011 and 2012 included:

“I hate gay people.”

“White power lol” (with an emoji of a clenched fist).

“KKK.”

In another post, he mentioned wanting women only for sex, cooking and cleaning, The Washington Post noted. Hader’s Twitter account has since been locked and the offensive tweets have been deleted, the outlet reported.

“I was immature,” Hader, 24, said after the game. (Hear his comments in the clip above.)

“There’s no excuse for what was said,” he added. “I’m deeply sorry for what I’ve said and what’s been going on. And like I said, it doesn’t reflect any of my beliefs going on now.”

Hader said he was in high school at the time and still learning who he was. When asked to provide context for the messages, he replied that he didn’t know what was circulated but said he was “sure” they were rap lyrics.

According to ESPN, Lorenzo Cain, a black Brewers player who also made the National League All-Star team, called Hader a “great guy” and “a great teammate.”

“We’ll move on from it,” Cain said.

“You have to give people a second chance,” he added, per the New York Post.

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WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 17: J.D. Martinez #28 and Mookie Betts #50 of the Boston Red Sox are introduced before the 89th MLB All-Star Game at Nationals Park Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 17: Chris Sale #41 of the Boston Red Sox delivers during the first inning of the 89th MLB All-Star Game at Nationals Park Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 17: Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees reacts with Manny Machado #13 of the Baltimore Orioles after hitting a solo home run during the second inning of the 89th MLB All-Star Game at Nationals Park Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 17: Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees reacts after hitting a solo home run during the second inning of the 89th MLB All-Star Game at Nationals Park Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 17: Jean Segura #2 of the Seattle Mariners reacts after hitting a three run home run during the eighth inning of the 89th MLB All-Star Game at Nationals Park Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 17: Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees, Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, and Mookie Betts #50 of the Boston Red Sox pose for a selfie photograph in the outfield during the fourth inning of the 89th MLB All-Star Game at Nationals Park Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, D.C. - JULY 17: Washington Nationals and the National League pitcher Max Scherzer (31) throws a pitch in the first inning during the 2018 All-Star Game at Nationals Park on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. (Photo by Katherine Frey/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, D.C. - JULY 17: Scooter Gennett #3 of the Cincinnati Reds points to the sky after hitting a game-tying two-run homer in the ninth inning during the the 89th MLB All-Star Game at Nationals Park on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, D.C. - JULY 17: Jose Berrios #17 of the Minnesota Twins shares part of the game on Instagram Live during the 89th MLB All-Star Game at Nationals Park on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, D.C. - JULY 17: Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals laughs in the dugout during the the 89th MLB All-Star Game at Nationals Park on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 17: Christian Yelich #22 of the Milwaukee Brewers and the National League attempts to catch the home run hits a by Alex Bregman #2 of the Houston Astros and the American League in the tenth inning during the 89th MLB All-Star Game, presented by Mastercard at Nationals Park on July 17, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 17: Brad Hand #52 of the San Diego Padres and the National League pitches in the eighth inning against the American League during the 89th MLB All-Star Game, presented by Mastercard at Nationals Park on July 17, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 17: J.A. Happ #33 of the Toronto Blue Jays and the American League pitches in the tenth inning against the National League during the 89th MLB All-Star Game, presented by Mastercard at Nationals Park on July 17, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 17: Trevor Story #27 of the Colorado Rockies and the National League celebrates after hitting a solo home run in the seventh inning against the American League during the 89th MLB All-Star Game, presented by Mastercard at Nationals Park on July 17, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 17: George Springer #4 of the Houston Astros and the American League celebrates while rounding the bases after hitting a solo home run in the tenth inning against the National League during the 89th MLB All-Star Game, presented by Mastercard at Nationals Park on July 17, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 17: Jean Segura #2 of the Seattle Mariners and the American League celebrates after hitting a three-run home run in the eighth inning against the National League during the 89th MLB All-Star Game, presented by Mastercard at Nationals Park on July 17, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 17: Mookie Betts #50 of the Boston Red Sox fields during the fourth inning of the 89th MLB All-Star Game at Nationals Park Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
Jul 17, 2018; Washington, DC, USA; American League outfielder George Springer of the Houston Astros (4) and American League infielder Alex Bregman (2) of the Houston Astros (2) celebrate after beating the National League in the 2018 MLB All Star Game at Nationals Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
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Major League Baseball Deputy Commissioner Dan Halem said the league might release a statement Wednesday, The Washington Post reported. The MLB did not immediately respond to a HuffPost request for comment.

The night didn’t go well for Hader on the mound either. He surrendered a tie-breaking home run to Seattle’s Jean Segura in the eighth inning. The American League won in 10 innings, 8-6.

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