All‐star athlete, Mo’ne Davis has been making all the right plays. It was recently announced that Disney will be making a bio‐pic based on the 13‐year‐old. This is major! The upcoming biopic appropriately titled Throw Like Mo will follow Davis’ journey to become the first girl to pitch a shutout in the Little League World Series.
Named Sports Illustrated’s Sports Kid of the Year, Davis has proven herself to be a true class act by making sure the media doesn’t forget she puts teamwork front and center.
Unfortunately, with accolade comes a few rotten eggs who found the time to make it a point to tear down the triumphs of this amazing talent.
Bloomsburg University baseball player, Joey Casselberry tweeted insensitive disgusting slurs after learning of the future film: It was later announced by the official Bloomsburg University twitter account that Casselberry had been removed from the university baseball team.
We take matter very seriously; addressed the issue with the student‐athlete (who has been dismissed from team), coach, and the team. — BU Huskies (@GoBUHuskies) March 21, 2015
It’s amazing what happens when indignant clowns like Casselberry feel threatened by the fact that 13‐year‐old Davis can hold her own despite adversity. So here’s an open letter: Davis plays soccer, basketball and has proven herself to be a boss pitcher in the American past time of baseball. She was the first Little League baseball player to cover Sports Illustrated and the first black girl to play in the Little League World Series. So what you’re NOT going to do is denigrate and smear her talent, strength and character for the sake of your bruised ego. Open season on black girls is over. We will not let you tear her down.
- Black Girls Everywhere
Do your thing, Mo’ne! We got your back!
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