- Here is Jones' original tweet, which he later deleted.
- Jones apologized Saturday.
- — Chipper Jones (@RealCJ10)Sat, Feb 07 2015 19:30:40My apologies for my Sandy Hook tweet yest. I had heard something from someone which I thought to be credible and tweeted w/out researching.
- — Chipper Jones (@RealCJ10)Sat, Feb 07 2015 19:41:17It was irresponsible of me to do that and will not happen again. Please accept my heartfelt apology to those who were hurt or offended.
- Even so, many Twitter users were outraged ...
- — Hall of Very Good™ (@HOVG)Sun, Feb 08 2015 06:11:19Someone really needs to convince @RealCJ10 to get off the internet again. http://hallofverygood.com/2015-articles/chipper-jones-upsets-sandy-hook-families.html …
- — texaslawgirl (@texaslawgirl)Sun, Feb 08 2015 01:07:57@RealCJ10 Irresponsible?! Irresponsible is when you don't pay your bills on time. You denied a massacre. Try vile and reprehensible.
- ... but others came to his defense.
- — Cheryl Phillips (@chergar9999)Sun, Feb 08 2015 03:45:11@RealCJ10 To err is human and to forgive is what God wants us to do. I forgive you Chipper but don't do this to us again.
Chipper Jones apologizes for Sandy Hook 'hoax' tweet
Former Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones has apologized for a tweet he made Friday that questioned the deadly 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.