Hey Cassidy – we saw the video you made and from all of us here at the New York Yankees, we want you to know that you are not alone. We have your back! https://t.co/uuRb0ghzf1 pic.twitter.com/V2EeuJ1YmW— New York Yankees (@Yankees) April 18, 2018
The New York Yankees are letting a 10-year-old victim of bullying know that they have her back.
In a video posted on her Facebook page, Cassidy Slater used written text on paper to describe the bulling she had suffered at a school in the Scranton, Pa. school district.
Each page details the way the bullying escalated – from students attacking and spitting on her, to the students telling Cassidy to kill herself.
One page read, “Kids don’t even want to go near me. Whenever I sit at a lunch table, the kids get up.”
Another reads, “They threaten to kill me, and they tell me to kill myself.”
The district asked her to remove the post because of age descriptions, but her mother reposted it.
The post caught the attention of the Yankees who responded as a team on Twitter using similar text.
“We may be older than you. We may be taller than you. But we want you to know that we look up to you,” Greg Bird and Dellin Betances wrote together.
Aaron Hicks wrote, “You can sit next to us at lunch anytime. In fact, we are saving a seat for you at our lunch table in the clubhouse.”
For more details, visit the New York Post website.