Fourty years after baseball legend Hank Aaron was hit with a barrage of hate mail for breaking Babe Ruth’s home run record, he’s reportedly getting nasty letters in the mail again — this time for defending President Barack Obama.
In a recent USA Today interview, the 80-year-old Hall of Famer used some incendiary words to describe the partisan opponents of the president.
Aaron, who is still affiliated with the Atlanta Braves organization, has been the subject of a right-wing backlash.
“Hank Aaron is a scumbag piece of (expletive) (racial slur),” read an email to the Braves’ front office from a man named Edward, according to USA Today.
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