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2012 College World Series MVP: Rob Refsnyder and the “R” Word

Published by on July 9, 2012

Recently Rob Refsnyder, the 2012 NCAA Men’s College World Series MVP, tweeted a few controversial statements. The one getting the most attention is the one that read:

“I will never live in south Carolina because they can’t accept Asians playing baseball.”

Needless to say, this caused uproar among Gamecocks fans. Refsnyder says he tweeted this in response to the racist comments he was receiving from Gamecocks fans. However, many fans only saw the first tweet, not the two afterwards explaining the first.

Refsnyder has since deleted the tweet. He has also made his account private. Before it was made private, he did post this:

“Thank you for everyone covering college baseball, meant the world to everyone in Omaha! South Carolina’s ball club was nothing but class."

Refsnyder is 21 years old. He was born in South Korea and adopted by Am...

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