ESPN Employee Deletes Twitter Account After Catching Heat For Message About Being Tempted To Punch Jimbo Fisher
Even when they work for ESPN in Bristol, sometimes die-hard college football fans can’t help themselves. Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher is on ESPN’s campus today participating in the “ESPN Car Wash,” during which he spoke with various network personalities and appeared on ESPN programming. Natasha Rose, an apparent Miami fan who works as a production assistant at ESPN, walked by Fisher today, and sent what was deemed to be an inappropriate tweet about being tempted to punch the FSU coach. It was later pulled, and now her Twitter account has been deleted.
— TomahawkNation.com (@TomahawkNation) July 28, 2014
Tomahawk Nation’s Bud Elliot reached out to ESPN about the Tweet, and received a statement from publicist Mike Humes:
The tweet did not represent ESPN. While we understand our employees are some of the most passionate sports fans, the nature of the comment was inappropriate and we are addressing it with her.
Remember fans, keep it classy and fun on Twitter, especially if you work for a massive sports network like ESPN…especially if you run the risk of upsetting #FSUTwitter.
— Victory Cheeseballs (@VictoryCB) July 28, 2014