Sarah Newlon, a Season 11 The Bachelor contestant and Cardinals fan, does not think it would be funny if St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina had cancer.
|Sarah Newlon and her Red Sox fan friend laugh during a somber moment honoring cancer survivors at Busch Stadium during World Series Game Four.|
That might seem like an obvious statement, but when photos of her brandishing a Molina sign and laughing with a Boston Red Sox fan during Sunday's somber Stand Up to Cancer moment, Cardinal Nation erupted over her inconsiderate misstep.
Just minutes after the Game 4 moment of silence for cancer survivors, Newlon says her phone started blowing up with hateful tweets and texts.
"Every five minutes, I have 15 notifications of people telling me to die, saying I'm a disgrace to Cardinal Nation, to go back to wherever I came from and to never come to St. Louis again," Newlon says. "This small little moment of me holding up my favorite player's sign turns into, 'I want Molina to have cancer.' I think it shows how mean people can be, taking something so small without even trying to get all the information."More »