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Former NY Post Sportswriter Sues After Being Fired For Trump Tweet


These are troubling times for sportswriters. 

Donald Trump dominates headlines so while there are people who want sports journalists to "stick to sports," that's almost impossible. Former New York Post sportswriter, Bart Hubbuch, tweeted dates comparing Trump's inauguration date to 9/11 and Pearl Harbor. 

Although he deleted it, screenshots are forever. Shortly after it spread, Hubbuch was fired. Now he's suing the Post claiming it's unlawful for him to be terminated when he sent the tweet on his own computer, after hours.

According to Pro Football Talk, the lawsuit also mentions that the Post isn't on the more tame side of the news to begin with.

"Not known for its sensitivity, the Post regularly exploits tragedy, violence and death to sell news. It also pushes the bounds of what is considered appropriate news coverage," the lawsuit read.

Hubbuch is seeking monetary damages and, of course, reinstatement to his position at the Post.