Goddamn it Twitter. Always begging for cleverly worded, up-to-the-second announcements in regards to the goings on of sporting events. I'm not saying the platform was responsible for some underpaid intern accidentally dropping the name of the most infamous white supremacist organization that flowed seamlessly into a first name that unfortunately doubles as an unforgivable slur, but it certainly made it possible. How could you expect some poor kid to quickly turn the visual of a boring ass baseball game into a witty, interactive conversation AND make sure he avoids offending entire races and religions? You realize how much that is to keep track of when fans are constantly refreshing their feed hoping for immediate updates?
The way I see it, this was nothing more that the perfect storm of terrible circumstances. One of the most unhittable pitchers in the league on the mound? A man named Kiké batting .200 for the opposition? The K's were bound to pile up against him, and the poor bastard responsible for notifying the fans of them in an engaging way was bound to mash them together to form the world's most reprehensible pun.
Are we looking to place blame? Why doesn't it fall on the shoulders of Mr. and Mrs. Hernández for not having the bicultural wherewithal to make sure their son's name wasn't an excluded accent mark from antagonizing all the Jews (soft 'J'). I mean, who doesn't blindly ignore forms of punctuation that aren't easily accessible on a keyboard? Hell, If copy/paste didn't exist I would have already piled up an anti-semetic smear campaign just by trying to refer to a baseball player by his birth name. As long as we are pointing fingers then why not point them at the Klan for using their initial branding to indirectly associate themselves with a sport that didn't let black guys play at the time? I don't want to completely excuse what is a pretty obvious forehead slapper, but we can at least acknowledge that a lot went wrong before a teenager mindlessly crafted 140 extremely unfortunate characters?