Last week Miami Marlins’ left fielder Logan Morrison, 23, was shopping at a Nordstrom in the Miami area and spotted a woman breast feeding an infant.
Morrison, who is often referred to as LoMo, was reportedly disgusted by the sight and he snapped a photo with his phone and posted it on Twitter, according to the Huffington Post.
Morrison shot back:
The two guys eventually took it offline and Jaffe let his followers know that he and the left fielder had reconciled:
Marlins’ president Craig Samson is concerned about Morrison’s Twitter behavior. “I’m not a dinosaur,” Samson told ESPN, “but I’m not thrilled. It’s very scary to me. I’ve told Logan, ‘People are waiting for you to make a mistake. They’re going to bait you on Twitter to say something inappropriate that you can never take back.’
“It takes an entire career to build a reputation, and one tweet to lose it. As long as he understands that, it’s fine.”
Morrison has since pulled the tweet with the photo of the mom, but I’d also like to see an apology. Secretly photographing a nursing mom and then posting the image on the Internet and mocking her is downright rude, tasteless and inconsiderate. We’re talking about a new mom here who was probably venturing out to the mall for the first time to buy herself a new pair of jeans that actually fit—and I can only imagine that she was frazzled and faced with the difficult situation of finding a place to nurse a hungry newborn. Give the woman a break, please!
Morrison’s childish behavior isn’t setting a good example for his Twitter followers. ESPN reports that most of them are young teens—and these kids desperately need athlete role models who are respectful and polite. Let’s hope Morrison learns from his mistakes and starts making better decisions. This might already be happening because this week he’s tweeting about raising money for cancer.