Making matters worse was one of Strong’s prized freshman recruits, Kris Boyd, was on twitter at halftime and retweeted a tweet that said he should transfer to Texas A&M. And that resulted in a tweet at 2:317 pm PST that read “Fire Charlie”.
Oh, the perils of social media.
And, as you might expect, the member of the Rangers’ social media staff who sent out the the tweet got fired, on their day off no less.
The tweet was directed at the Longhorns’ embattled head coach Charlie Strong who has the once-proud program at 1-4 in his second season. Apparently someone working with the Texas Rangers shares the sentiment that wants Strong out as the Longhorns head coach. “The Rangers sincerely regret this incident and have taken the appropriate measures to make certain it does not occur in the future”. Effective immediately that the individual is no longer employed by the Rangers.
Texas was trailing TCU 50-0 at the time this was tweeted, so it should come as no surprise that fans of Texas sports were a little bit frustrated.