Louie The Lefty (aka Louie Leonardi) Despicable Tweet
One thing about Twitter that people should realize before posting things they may later regret in life, is that Twitter his forever. Louie The Lefty’ (Louie Leonardi) a baseball player at U.C. San Diego seems to have a problem with Asian students per his Twitter post, had Leonardi Tweeted about African-Americans on campus, there would soon be demonstrations through the gazoo at U.C. San Diego and the Rev’s Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson would be soon be saying that we need to have a conversation about race in this country.
Wednesday afternoon I contacted Eric Newman, U.C. San Diego Head Baseball Coach and inquired if Leonardi actually plays baseball there, forwarding to him as a courtesy a link to “Louie The Lefty” bigoted Tweet and solicited any comment he may have?
UC San Diego Head Baseball Coach Eric Newman replied:
“We do not have a young man by that name–he does not play for us. I would agree that his Tweet is inappropriate and not a good reflection on his character.”
Though Coach Newman denies Louie Leonardi plays baseball at UC San Diego their Baseball Roster indicates otherwise.
UC San Diego Recreation Baseball Roster
In 2011 I wrote here about UCLA Student Alexandra Wallace who went on an anti-Asian rant on YouTube (since removed) subsequently Shanghaiist reported that Wallace dropped out of UCLA after mounting criticism and ostracism erupted .
What’s up with some University of California students taking to social media to go on anti-Asian tirades? In 2011 ‘The College Solution’ reported that half of the undergraduates at U.C. San Diego were Asian.
If Leonardi is so uncomfortable attending a university with Asian students, why doesn’t he just go elsewhere?