(CHICAGO) — White Sox center fielder Adam Eaton apologized after a tweet he posted on Sunday during the Oscars created some controversy.
While Chris Rock gave his opening monologue tackling issues with race in Hollywood, Eaton allegedly tweeted, “[Why] does it always have to be about black and white…? #American.”
Many of his 34,000 followers took offense to his question.
The tweet has since been deleted.
In other tweets, Eaton said he was sorry if he upset anyone and “didn’t mean anything by it.”
Hope everyone sees me as a person that loves anyone and everyone. I’m sorry if I upset anyone. Didn’t mean anything by it. My apologizes…
— Adam Eaton (@AdamSpankyEaton) February 29, 2016
“Hope everyone sees me as a person that loves anyone and everyone. I’m sorry if I upset anyone. Didn’t mean anything by it. My apologizes…” said one tweet.
According to the Chicago Tribune, both White Sox Vice President Ken Williams and manager Robin Ventura said Eaton did not mean to be hurtful, but Ventura believed his players should stay off Twitter.
“For me, anytime you get on Twitter, you’re going to get some backlash,” Ventura said according to the Chicago Tribune. “I don’t care what you say.”
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