NY Post Sports Writer Claims Paper Fired Him Over Tweet Comparing Trump Inauguration to 9/11

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A sports writer recently-fired from the New York Post says the paper let him go because of a Tweet in which he compared the Inauguration of President Donald Trump to the attacks of September 11 and the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Last week Barstool Sports screengrabbed a tweet by former Post writer Bart Hubbuch, in which the journalist wrote the date of the Trump Inauguration, 1/20/17, alongside 9/11/01 and 12/7/41 in a since-deleted tweet.

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Hubbach then, in tweets posted by Awful Announcing which have also been deleted, issued an apology.

“My sincere apologies for comparing this day to 9/11,” Hubbuch wrote. “It was insensitive and wrong, and I shouldn’t have done it.”

But Hubbuch has apparently been let go from the paper, and he claims that his tweet was the reason why:

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