Nezadovoljstvo je nastavilo rasti u nedjelju zbog negativnog članka USA Today blogera Scotta Gleesona o vođi navale (quarterback – op. a.) Oklahome Kyleru Murrayju, koji je upravo osvojio trofej Heisman kao najbolji sveučilišni igrač američkog nogometa ove godine.
Gleeson je napisao članak u kojem je posramio Murrayja neposredno nakon što je osvojio najveću nagradu sveučilišnog nogometa, zbog nekih tweetova koje je napisao kad je bio 14-godišnjak.
“No, nezaboravna noć vođe navale Oklahome također je pomogla oživjeti sjećanje na nekoliko homofobnih tweetova starijih više od šest godina”, napisao je Gleeson. “Kad je Murray ima 15 godina, tweetao je svojim prijateljima (preko svog verificiranog Twitter računa) koristeći anti-gay klevete kako bi ih vrijeđao.”
Gleeson je kasnije ažurirao svoj članak kako bi uključio Murrayjevu ispriku, tvrdeći da je zvijezda navale “preuzela odgovornost” nakon Gleesonovog “hit” članka o njemu.
Reakcije na Gleesonov apsurdni članak eksplodirale su u nedjelju ujutro kad je na desetke tisuća ljudi izrazilo svoje nezadovoljstvo zbog činjenice da je ovaj bloger odlučio napasti mladića tijekom jednog od najvećih trenutaka njegovog života zbog komentara koje je iznio prije nego je napunio 14 godina. Samo na inicijalni tweet USA Today, više od 6.900 ljudi dalo je svoj komentar, a gotovo svi su izražavali neodobravanje prema članku.
Evo nekih od najboljih odgovora na Gleesonov članak:
"Old" as in said Heisman trophy winner was 15 at the time. The tweets are offensive but dredging up this stuff from when he was a kid is also right up there… https://t.co/fyW16DzrA6
— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) December 9, 2018
You're part of the problem @USATODAY https://t.co/gb0OCbMWUI
— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahNRO) December 9, 2018
This is why people are getting tired of the media. A long time ago, a young teen made fun of his friends (yes was joke insensitive – most teens have said worse)… now when he begins to succeed in life, they try to ruin him. FU!!!!! https://t.co/huiXHEroib
— Ildefonso Ortiz (@IldefonsoOrtiz) December 9, 2018
Stop looking for things to offend you, you miserable trolls! He was a 15-year-old kid! https://t.co/S5HFzP73At
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) December 9, 2018
You guys really sat on some stupid tweets from when a kid was 14 years old, waiting to post them minutes after he won his Heisman six years later? That's disgusting, man. https://t.co/bnPOh6ZTzR
— Chris Anderson (@CMAnderson247) December 9, 2018
As of early Sunday morning @USATODAY reminds us that the media is active and offensive. https://t.co/YcHMnIoOYA
— John Ondrasik (@johnondrasik) December 9, 2018
This is bullying.
Stand up to the bullying. https://t.co/v8kjIxiX8y
— Chad Felix Greene (@chadfelixg) December 9, 2018
Oh, for Pete's sake, you fucking vultures. Journalism. He was 15 years old. Fuck off, @USATODAY . https://t.co/c2XCRVUydL
— Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) December 9, 2018
Can someone organize a boycott of USA Today?
— Christina Sommers (@CHSommers) December 9, 2018
Kyler Murray. Josh Allen. Donte Divincenzo. Stop. Stop your investigative reports on teenagers tweets.
— Will Cain (@willcain) December 9, 2018
It is utterly contemptible that multiple news outlets wrote about Kyler Murray's high school tweets. Various headlines claimed they "resurfaced," which is doublespeak: you resurfaced them, for no reason at all. Shame on you all. https://t.co/NYBHSm0cqt
— Robby Soave (@robbysoave) December 9, 2018
So this is the guy writing articles about what people tweeted at 15… pic.twitter.com/m1cq3pd9Kr
— Ben McDonald (@Bmac0507) December 9, 2018
Who are these insufferable adults reporting out what @TheKylerMurray and other people are saying in their teens or even five years ago? No wonder so many people are miserable these days. Newsflash: humans do and say stupid stuff. End of story. https://t.co/w3S1IONIKt
— Carol Roth (@caroljsroth) December 9, 2018
If you’re black and still aligned with the Left, look at what they did to Kyler Murray and Kevin Hart last three days and ask yourself why? Pretty obvious you’re in the back of the intersectionality bus.
— Steve Deace (@SteveDeaceShow) December 9, 2018
Kyler Murray just had the greatest moment in his life and you guys want to ruin it with a stupid tweet you dug up from when he was FIFTEEN YEARS OLD?! If you want people to not hate you, stop doing things like this. There’s no low mainstream media won’t dive down to for clicks. https://t.co/j03Lp7g8VW
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) December 9, 2018
Breaking: former first grade classmates say Kyler Murray referred to girls as "stupid" and "gross"
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) December 9, 2018
Dragging out tweets from a 15 year old Kyler Murray?
This is where we are at now?
I would LOVE to be able to put these people digging this stuff up, under a microscope & put all their mistakes on display.
He was 15. Kids say stupid shit. End of story. https://t.co/8bjSoprGpu
— Aaron Leming (@AaronLemingNFL) December 9, 2018
So this week, Black athletes and entertainers are being forced to apologize for the same type of tweets white entertainers get a pass for? https://t.co/tcXYBUCf4g via @usatoday
— Tariq Nasheed (@tariqnasheed) December 9, 2018
Those digging up old tweets from Kyler Murray need to get a life. Congrats on winning the Heisman.
— Mike Farrell (@rivalsmike) December 9, 2018
Sure didn’t take the rabid LGBTQ-WTF Gestapo to go after Kyler Murray. Screw ‘em all.
— Neal Boortz (@Talkmaster) December 9, 2018
Shame on @ScottMGleeson and @USATODAY for tearing down a guy over tweets made when he was 14 and 15 years old solely because he got an award in sports. Shame on them.
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) December 9, 2018
This is why the public hates the media. Who cares about old tweets? When Kyler Murray was 14 or 15? So what? https://t.co/1HkRcUQPP8
— Jason McIntyre (@jasonrmcintyre) December 9, 2018
A 15 or 16 year old kid’s Tweets aren’t a story. What should be a story? The loser adults spending hours combing through old teenager Tweets to try and ruin someone on the night of their biggest accomplishment. Congrats to Kyler Murray on the Heisman.
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) December 9, 2018
Judging people's character in adulthood by what they post on social media at the age of **15** is beyond moronic; it's oppressive. I'm so glad the internet didn't exist to permanently record my every utterance in adolescence https://t.co/l9R0tO7rfE
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) December 9, 2018