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Friday, September 20, 2019

Texas Rangers Twitter account tweets ‘Fire Charlie’ after Longhorns loss

Charlie Strong Texas Hook 'em

It was a very bad Saturday for the Texas Longhorns football program, as even the official Texas Rangers Twitter account piled on the misery.

After Texas’s 50-7 dismantling at the hands of TCU, Longhorns faithful were understandably unhappy. One of them even voiced their displeasure with head coach Charlie Strong in a since-deleted tweet on the official account of the Texas Rangers.

This was an inattentive member of the Rangers’ social media team accidentally tweeting something meant for their personal account. Still, nothing is truly deleted on the internet, and screenshots of the tweet spread rapidly on social media. This person’s mistake ultimately cost them their job, as Dallas Morning News writer Evan Grant tweeted that the individual responsible for the tweet has been relieved of their duties.

Not only has Strong lost the backing of whoever used to run the Rangers’ Twitter account, but one of his own players retweeted a transfer suggestion from a Texas A&M fan at halftime. Before the game, TCU head coach Gary Patterson openly took shots at the Longhorns. All is clearly not well with Texas football, as the team fell to 1-4 with the loss.

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