The impending return of professional sports has taken a back seat to the nationwide response of George Floyd's inconceivable death. Protests, both peaceful and turbulent, have broken out across the country, and, as a result, numerous individuals have been arrested and injured.
The week-long turmoil continued on Sunday evening when former MLB star Dale Murphy tweeted that his son was shot in the eye with a rubber bullet during a peaceful demonstration in Colorado. The sensitivity behind such a development is apparent, but Lenny Dykstra, Murphy's former teammate with the Philadelphia Phillies, unleashed a truly vulgar response on Twitter.
Seriously, can you be any more repulsive? To be frank, we aren't totally shocked that Dykstra, given his history, stooped to this level. However, even for him this is a new personal low. The former three-time All-Star blatantly refusing to show sympathy for Murphy's son -- who would have lost an eye had a stranger not been handing out goggles as a safety precaution -- makes him part of the problem.
MLB clubhouses are supposed to be a brotherhood and Dykstra shared one with Murphy for three seasons in Philadelphia. Unfortunately, the former decided to prioritize his political views over showing compassion for Murphy's wounded son. Again, this was a PEACEFUL protest.