Andrews was disgusted by the post from her former team, saying the issue was never about the flag. Many players attributed the post to ScrapYard Dawgs general manager Connie May. Senior fantasy football expert Michael Fabiano provides his Week 12 tight end rankings to help you dominate the competition! Upon seeing the message, all members of the team quit in protest. Oh, and the fighters are well past their prime. SAD. The ScrapYard Dawgs and the USSSA Pride were set to kick off a summer tour of games between the two professional softball organizations on Monday. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Members of the Scrap Yard Dawgs professional softball team have said they will never play for the team again after general manager Connie May's insensitive tweet Monday night… https://sports.yahoo.com/professional-softball-players-slam-team- Several players currently with the ScrapYard Dawgs said they would no longer represent the organization. Connie May is the General Manager of one of those teams, the Scrap Yard Dawgs. HEARTBROKEN. Tonight we were misrepresented by Connie May who acted on behalf of @ScrapYardFP I’m appalled by the insentivity & will not represent Scrap Yard ever again. "I will never play for the Scrap Yard organization again.". The program, presented by The Undefeated, spotlighted black female athletes and their struggles to become prominent figures in the sporting world. Many players attributed the post to ScrapYard Dawgs general manager Connie May. Start 'em and sit 'em running backs for Week 12 from senior fantasy football expert Michael Fabiano. Many players attributed the post to ScrapYard Dawgs general manager Connie May. Tonight we were misrepresented by Connie May who acted on behalf of @ScrapYardFP I’m appalled by the insentivity & will not represent Scrap Yard ever again. The tweet was later deleted but the damage was already done. The tweet was later deleted but the damage was already done. Before a recent tournament game, May tweeted Donald Trump a picture of the team standing for the National Anthem. “Everyone respecting the flag!” wrote team executive Connie May in the tweet to the president’s attention Monday night. Every member of the Scrap Yard Fast Pitch softball team resigned after GM Connie May used them a photo of them standing for the anthem to tweet an anti-BLM message to Trump.. There also was support from the USSSA Pride. pic.twitter.com/18QCzKDWbI, Editor: Bob PutnamEmail: bobputnm@gmail.comPhone: 727-580-4395, Football: Region semifinal preview (Classes 8A-5A), Audrey Koenig named Class 3A state volleyball player of the year, CCC’s football playoff run last year voted as area’s best, Trayvon Bromell sprinting to the top — again, FHSAA board of directors meeting will now be live streamed, Time to vote: Defensive player of the week. One social media post has put the entire tour in jeopardy. Most Popular Today 1 Golf legend's innocent dog photo has an X-rated twist 2 Alleged cartel boss arrested over slaughter of Mormon family in Mexico 3 Moderna's coronavirus vaccine may … My official statement. and tagged President Donald Trump's twitter handle. I’m so sorry to all my friends & teammates and the future softball players that are hurt by this. 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 … DISGUSTED. When asked about her position as General Manager, Connie said, “Being the GM of the Dawgs is a labor of love that means the world to me. All Rights Reserved. Former Alonso and FSU star Jessica Warren plays for the pride and voiced her displeasure about the since deleted tweet. Several players have stated their desire to no longer play for the team, although they have also considered the option of finishing their current series in uniforms that don't feature the Scrap Yard logo. She said sorry, but her actions–it wasn't exactly clear that she was listening to what we were trying to tell her, what the public has been trying to tell all of us the past few weeks.". "That trust is entirely broken," she told ESPN. Florida Today reported that Scrap Yard General Manager Connie May posted the tweet and that players walked out on a team meeting with May after the … Members of the Scrap Yard Dawgs team, which includes 11 athletes chosen for the 2021 U.S. Olympics squad, saw the message after their game in Melbourne. Virginia was originally slotted to play Florida on Friday, but the Gators pulled out of "Bubbleville" due to COVID-19 issues within their program. Once the team found out about the tweet, several Scrap Yard players shared their objections on social media. I am so sorry for all my friends and their teammates that were misrepresented by this tweet. It was about caring for the lives of the black Americans that are disproportionately ended due to racism. SPORTS ILLUSTRATED is a registered trademark of ABG-SI LLC. I’m so lucky to be able to impact the lives of athletes of all ages and from all backgrounds.