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Sports Minute: Pro softball team suffers fallout after GM's anthem tweet

8 months 1 week 2 days ago Thursday, June 25 2020 Jun 25, 2020 June 25, 2020 12:57 PM June 25, 2020 in Sports - AP - Texas

By CLIFF BRUNT
AP Sports Writer

One of America’s top pro women’s softball teams is in an uproar after a tweet by their general manager regarding the national anthem. The now-deleted tweet by Connie May, general manager of the Houston-based Scrap Yard Dawgs, included the Twitter handle for President Donald Trump as it noted the team’s players were standing for the anthem and respecting the flag. All 18 Scrap Yard players, including some members of the US national team, have walked out and say they won’t play for the team.

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