@kcchiefs are you guys really tweeting pictures of random game photos after one of your players just committed suicide??—
Greg Davis Jr. (@Klarity_) December 01, 2012
Earlier today, linebacker Jovan Belcher of the Kansas City Chiefs reportedly shot his girlfriend before committing suicide. At 1:00 p.m. ET, the team’s Twitter account sent out this tweet:
The Chiefs are still scheduled to play the Panthers tomorrow.
Here’s the “Photo of the Day” that accompanied the tweet:
The tweet was quickly and quietly deleted. Was it a scheduled tweet?
If so, hopefully the Chiefs’ social media team has scheduled tweets turned off now. Although the Chiefs clearly have today’s tragedy occupying their minds right now, many fans were appalled.
While immediate reaction was not very forgiving, some Twitter users are a lot more understanding.