76ers social team deletes tweet, gets embarrassed by Nuggets
The Philadelphia 76ers social media team broke the cardinal rule of Twitter last night: Never delete a tweet.
During the game against the Denver Nuggets, the team’s account posted a pretty innocuous tweet highlighting Joel Embiid scoring on Nikola Jokić. They simply captioned it, “simple math: 21>15.”
The 76ers ended up horrifically losing to the Nuggets (of course). Denver’s social team rightfully pulled receipts, roasting the now-cringeworthy tweet from the Sixers account.
Then, in a sadly precedented move, our own social team folded like a lawn chair and deleted it entirely.
The Nuggets then completely embarrassed the 76ers:
How do you do that? Deleting a tweet is embarrassing enough. But from a team’s social account? All the Nuggets said was “ratio,” and a multi-billion dollar corporation felt insecure enough to delete a tweet that was, by all accounts, still 100% factual.
Joel Embiid comprehensively outplayed Nikola Jokić last night. However, in the eyes of toxic NBA Twitter fans, the Sixers deleting that tweet removed credibility from Embiid’s performance. They’ve got to leave that tweet up and stand by Embiid there, plain and simple.
Even more importantly, @sixers represents 76ers fans, too. If any fanbase would rather die than delete a tweet, especially one supporting their franchise player, it’d be Philadelphia.
I wish I could say I can’t believe they deleted the tweet, but I absolutely can. The team’s obsession with the cute, relatable, unblemished brand is totally out of sync with the city’s vibe or fan base.
As a wise Twitter user once said (in loose terms): We explain no opinions. We answer no questions. We delete nothing.
So 76ers social team, here’s a word of advice. Deleting that tweet is like Russia blurring an anti-war sign on a news broadcast. It just makes you look more in the wrong.
Let the truth set you free:
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