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Angels Pitcher Target of Racial Epithet on Twitter

The ugly side of Twitter reared its head on Tuesday night when Los Angeles Angels pitcher Jerome Williams was the recipient of a racist tweet from the handle jgraae007:

“@jgraae007: @pinkpuka57 way to lose the game u fucked up tooth Ni**er”

Instead of getting mad, Williams and his followers got even. They were able to look up his Facebook page and found out where he worked in Florida.

“I went through so much stuff like that when I was growing up, it doesn’t bother me any more,” Williams told Mark Saxon of ESPNLA.com before Wednesday night’s game against the Dodgers. “It did kind of tick me off, but like I said, when I was younger I used to lash out, wanting to fight every time. Now, knowing what’s going on, I won’t lash out, just be the bigger man and walk away.”

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