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Newly Acquired Mets Pitcher Apologizes for Gay Slur in Tweet

Newly Acquired Mets Pitcher Apologizes for Gay Slur in Tweet


Noah Syndergaard, just acquired by the Mets from the Toronto Blue Jays, apologized for using the f word on Twitter earlier this month.

Pitcher Noah Syndergaard, who recently went to the New York Mets in a trade that sent Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey to the Toronto Blue Jays, has apologized for using an antigay slur on Twitter earlier this month.

In the December 9 tweet, which has been deleted from his Twitter timeline, Syndergaard told a friend, "Nice crocs f-- lol." He apologized for the message Tuesday, the New York Daily News reports.

"I had a poor attempt at humor and an even worse attempt at using a term I shouldn't have used," he said in a conference call with reporters. "I hope I didn't offend anybody. I'm really sorry my first introduction to being a New York Met had to be like this."

Before the trade, Syndergaard was rated among Toronto's top pitching prospects, and he was a key part of the deal with the Mets, the Daily News reports.

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