- The Washington Times - Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Former MLB slugger Aubrey Huff has been permanently suspended from Twitter.

According to a report in the San Francisco Chronicle, citing a Twitter spokesperson, he was expelled for “repeated violations of [Twitter’s] COVID-19 misleading information policy.”

Mr. Huff had downplayed the severity of COVID-19, opposed vaccination mandates, and played up the risks of vaccines.

Mr. Huff, who has become known in recent years on social media as a proponent of former President Donald Trump and his MAGA policies, boasted of his banning on his Instagram account.

“It finally happened! The beta cucks and liberal Karen’s over @twitter hate when people speak the truth or make money [off] their liberal platforms!” he said.

“I consider this a badge of honor! I’ll never stop! Don’t you patriots!!” he added.

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Neither Mr. Huff nor the Chronicle specified what the final offending post was.

Mr. Huff told his Instagram followers that he expected Big Tech’s censorship to come to that platform too.

In 13 years in the major leagues, breaking in with seven seasons with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Huff had a career .278 average, hit 242 homers and batted in 908 runs.

His personal career peak came when he won the 2008 Silver Slugger award as a designated hitter for the Baltimore Orioles, batting over .300, hitting 32 homers and notching 108 RBIs. He ended his career with three seasons in San Francisco while the Giants won two World Series titles.

• Victor Morton can be reached at vmorton@washingtontimes.com.

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