Hank Aaron’s grandson, Raynal Aaron, told former Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler to keep his grandpa’s name out of her mouth, the Daily Kos reported.
On April 2, the younger Aaron took to Twitter to shut down Loeffler from honoring the late Aaron – one of the greatest baseball players of all time better known as “Hammer” or “Hammerin’ Hank.”
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Loeffler was disappointed that the MLB All-Stars games will not be played in Georgia, her former governing state.
She then used the famed baseball player’s death to shield her political argument as to why the games should remain in Georgia.
“It’s extremely unfortunate that the MLB has fallen into the woke, misinformation campaign being spread by Democrats — only to the detriment of hardworking Georgians and small businesses. At a time when the MLB had the opportunity to honor an iconic trailblazer in Hank Aaron, they instead opted to honor politics,” Kelly Loeffler said in a statement.
This triggered Aaron’s grandson, seeing his legendary grandfather used as a prop to shame the Democratic Party. The younger Aaron decided to respond to Loeffler.
“Please keep my grandfather’s name out of your mouth,” he tweeted in response.
Please keep my grandfather’s name out of your mouth https://t.co/VfSaFDWt3L
— Raynal Aaron (@Swats_44) April 2, 2021
This is not the first time the sports community has turned its back on Loeffler.
The former senator, and soon-to-be-former owner of the Atlanta Dream WNBA franchise, was pushed out of the WNBA after her controversial approach to Black Lives Matter protests where players kneel in defiance of police brutality.
When the league began its playoff bubble last summer, players requested the phrase Black Lives Matter be painted on the court, which the league signed off on but Loeffler said she was “incredibly disappointed” by the league’s decision to paint the court and dedicate the season to the BLM movement. Days later Loeffler doubled down on her statements.
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