Dec 3, 2021 - Sports

MLB players troll league by removing Twitter profile photos

Image of a tweet from Jeff Passan of MLB players changing their profile pictures to blank avatars.
Twitter: @JeffPassan

When MLB locked out the players, free agency wasn't the only thing that ground to a halt.

What's happening: Without a CBA, the league can't legally use players' likenesses in any official capacity, meaning MLB.com has been scrubbed of all stories and images of active players.

  • Roster pages now feature faceless players, and the homepage is filled with arbitrary links.
  • Players are having fun with it, changing their Twitter profiles to the avatars they'll be represented by until this labor nightmare ends.
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