Atlanta Braves superstar Ronald Acuna was carted off the field on Saturday after an apparent right leg injury against the Marlins. Acuña would land awkwardly while attempting top make a leaping catch against the Marlins Jazz Chisholm Jr. The 23-year-old Acuña was attempting to make a spectacular catch on the Chisholm line drive just in front of the right field wall. Instead, Ronald Acuña would land awkwardly and then slam into the outfield wall.
Ronald Acuña Jr. has left the game with an apparent knee injury after attempting an outfield catch. pic.twitter.com/tIbuyXOQUd
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) July 10, 2021
Chisholm would end up sprinting his way to an inside-the-park home run. But the focus was on one of the game’s best players in Acuña who was struggling to get to his feet.
Acuña attempted to walk off the field on his on accord but was unable too. Instead, he had to stop halfway to the dugout and a cart would bring him to the Braves dugout.
Miami Marlins Social Media Regarding Ronald Acuna
The Miami Marlins shared the moment on Twitter and celebrated the Chisholm in-side-the-park homer. Instead the Marlins social media ended up posting a questionable tweet that has now since been deleted.
The Marlins social media team is now being called out for the post.
It certainly doesn’t take a genius to know that whoever tweeted the home run for the Marlins should have waited for another angle of the video. In fact, they could have just posted a still photo of Chisholm circling the bases.
Instead, the Marlins social media department will be under complete scrutiny for the tweet.
Not the Marlins First Controversial Tweet This Season
Marlins Twitter had a major issue with the umpires after starting pitcher Pablo Lopez was ejected for hitting Acuña. Last week the Fish sent a tweet calling out the umpires.
Lopez was tossed after the first-at-bat of the game for drilling Acuña. Skipper Don Mattingly was also tossed by the umpires for arguing his pitchers ejection.
Marlins pitcher Pablo Lopez ejected after one pitch for hitting Braves star Ronald Acuña Jr.
Marlins manager Don Mattingly was also ejected so he yelled a lot pic.twitter.com/2ocyLBdfXb
— Jomboy Media (@JomboyMedia) July 3, 2021
The Marlins have a history for hitting Acuña and these two teams have traded blows all season long.
This was the now deleted tweet from the Marlins. The horrific footage shows a very distraught and injured Acuna Jr. laying helpless on the warning track. Despite this, the @Marlins still thought it was suitable to share. Disgusting and disrespectful. Be better. pic.twitter.com/vANdxQCNTS
— Dan Clark (@DanClarkSports) July 10, 2021
This is merely speculative but with the tensions between the two teams especially around Acuña, it’s not hard to see why the Marlins would want to take a shot at the Braves.
Conclusion About Ronald Acuna and the Marlins Situation
The focus right now should be on Acuña and hopefully he has a quick recovery. Acuña was having a tremendous year hitting .281 batting average with 24 home runs and 52 RBIs.
The Braves star was also elected to his third All-Star game of his career which he’ll likely miss due to the injury. Unfortunately, it seems as if his fourth season in the league will be placed on hold due to the injury.
In closing, the Marlins social media needs to be better, especially with this situation regarding Ronald Acuna. They took at shot at one of the games best players for likes and retweets. Instead, they’ll have to answer for their actions.
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