BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — On Saturday, the Red Sox released minor league player Brett Netzer after he had posted an apparent succession of homophobic and anti-Semitic messages on social media.
"I am a racist. I do sometimes make assumptions based on a persons race/ethnicity/culture. Glad that is out of the way," Netzer tweeted Saturday.
Netzer also put out tweets directed at Red Sox Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom with anti-Semitic language. A Twitter user responded to Netzer's tweets, questioning if Netzer was the one putting out the messages, to which the 25-year-old former Red Sox prospect responded that he was not hacked and attached a selfie.
"Brett asked for his release on Saturday, and the Red Sox granted it," a spokesperson from the Red Sox told WBZ NewsRadio in a statement.
Red Sox officials said there will be no statement or further comment on Netzer's release.