Manish Mehta accused of running Adam Gase Twitter burner account
The wild story of Manish Mehta accusing Adam Gase of having a Twitter burner account has only gotten weirder.
On December 24, Mehta wrote an article that was extremely critical of Gase, one some would describe as a “hit piece.” In that article, Mehta said Gase didn’t care about fans because he is “rich as f—.”
Also in the article, Mehta said some believe Gase or a Gase family member has a Twitter burner account to monitor and defend what is being said about the coach.
From Mehta’s article:
“In fact, some people on One Jets Drive are convinced Gase or a family member has a burner Twitter account to monitor what is being written or said about him — and defend him if necessary. Gase didn’t respond to several requests from the News for this story.”
On Monday, Mehta asked Gase whether the coach has a Twitter account.
What do you think #Jets fans? @NYDailyNews reporter Manish Mehta, asking Head Coach Adam Gase if he has a Twitter account. Obviously Gase doesn’t have one, but rumor has it that he has a burner. Or does he? Is it coming from Manish instead? #NFL #TakeFlight pic.twitter.com/wT7buiTkdP
— Justin Gray (@JGrayCuse) December 30, 2019
Gase denied it, but the story does not end there. It actually gets much crazier.
Barstool Sports’ KFC, who is a big Jets fan, accused Mehta of being the person behind the Gase burner account.
Some of KFC’s evidence includes his belief that Mehta is unscrupulous and would stoop to such a level to bash a coach. Then he included some circumstantial evidence, such as the account supposedly tweeting “me” and deleting it to say “coaches”, and tweeting the exact same link to an article that Mehta had tweeted on Monday. Mehta also sent KFC a Twitter DM to deny the accusation.
This accusation is completely bonkers. Can you imagine a writer being so fixated on bringing down a coach that he would create a secret Twitter account as a setup to later use in an article to make the coach look bad? That requires so much work, commitment and creativity. I can’t believe it would happen.
I think the same article tweet could simply be coincidental and find the entire accusation to be more than a stretch. It’s more likely that some fan or someone close to Gase is behind the account. But then again, after the whole Bryan Colangelo thing happened, anything is possible.