On Friday, the former third baseman wrote the FBI had confirmed 'Sandy Hook was a hoax!' Jones immediately deleted the Twitter post and apologized in a later tweet, but Cristina Hassinger, the daughter of Sandy Hook victim Dawn Hochsprung, invited the former slugger to dinner to ‘meet my grandmother-less children and I'll show you my mom's clothes riddled with bullet holes.’
Retired Atlanta Braves star Chipper Jones was tagged out on social media for firing off an insensitive, and completely misguided, tweet about the Sandy Hook massacre — a post he apologized for most of Saturday.
On Friday, the former third baseman wrote the FBI had confirmed “Sandy Hook was a hoax!”
“Where is the outrage,” he wrote. “What else are we being lied to about? ”
But there was no outrage — because what he was told wasn’t true. Jones immediately deleted the tweet, but it had already gone viral, according to Yahoo Sports.
He owned up to the grossly stupid mistake Saturday.