Yankees Tweet Support for 10-Year-Old Girl Who Shared Story on Bullying

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistApril 18, 2018

New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia walks off the field at the end of the top of the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Friday, April 6, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
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The New York Yankees showed their support for a 10-year-old girl named Cassidy who shared in a Facebook video that she is severely bullied at school. 

You can see Cassidy's video—posted by her mother, Jenn Slater—below: 

The Yankees responded with the following tweet, copying the format of Cassidy's original video:

The full message from the Yankees reads as follows (h/t  Michelle R. Martinelli of For The Win):

"Dear Cassidy. My name is CC Sabathia and I play baseball for the New York Yankees. My teammates and I wanted you to know that we care about you. We know sharing your story must have been difficult but you showed courage and strength and inspired us to reach out to you[.] We may be older than you, we may be taller than you, but we want you to know that we look up to you[.] You are not alone! Count the New York Yankees among your friends! 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. Bullying is WRONG[.] We won't stand for it! No one should ever be made to feel bad about who they are[.] We need to care for each other[.] There are 25 of us on this team! And we all got your back!!!!"

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