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Twitter controversies are bigger in Texas (Video)
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Twitter controversies are bigger in Texas (Video)
Saturday October 3rd, 2015

As the Texas Longhorns were in the middle of getting absolutely demolished by No. 4 TCU, many were calling for coach Charlie Strong’s head.

This includes the Texas Rangers, who were in the middle of a game with the Los Angeles Angels.

A member of the team’s social media department posted ‘Fire Charlie’ from their official account.

A few Twitter users captured the incident, which happened at 3:17 ET and 2:17 CT.

The tweet was quickly deleted.

During the seventh inning of their game, the Rangers announced they had fired the person who posted the tweet.

“The Texas Rangers wish to apologize to the University of Texas and its head football coach Charlie Strong for the very inappropriate and insensitive message that was briefly posted on the team’s twitter account this afternoon,” the Rangers said in a statement.

“The tweet was posted by a member of the team’s social media department that was neither  working for the Rangers nor was at Global Life Park today. Effective immediately, that individual is no longer employed by the Rangers.”

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- Kenny Ducey

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