Athletics' Reddick tweets 'torture' Boston bombing suspects

Oakland Athletics Josh Reddick is taking heat for a controversial tweet concerning the Boston...

Oakland Athletics Josh Reddick is taking heat for a controversial tweet concerning the Boston Marathon bombings. (AFP)

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Following in the footsteps of Buffalo Sabres forward Steve Ott, Oakland Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick tweeted Friday that the Boston Marathon bombing suspects should be “tortured.”

Reddick, a former player for the Boston Red Sox, said on a tweet posted Friday: “What is going on in America? These people deserve to be tortured very slowly and make them beg for their lives. #americastrong”

On Thursday, Ott tweeted a similar sentiment: “The FBI is seeking Help. Find these two and torture them infront of the world. No need for court. #Justice #Boston”

Reddick later apologized for advocating torture, again via Twitter, saying his first tweet “was a little harsh. I apologize but I can’t help it as patriotic as I am to see Americans treated like this. Nobody deserves to be (put) through what the city of Boston is going through. The people responsible deserve to be punished. I have my beliefs. So if this has offended anybody I'm sorry.”

Reddick was drafted by the Red Sox and played his first three major league seasons in Boston before being traded to Oakland in late 2011.


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