This was LOW even for the media: USA Today smears Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray for tweets he wrote when he was 15
Kyler Murray is this year’s Heisman Trophy winner and the VERY NIGHT the young QB won the coveted award the media and mob came for him over six-year-old tweets they called ‘homophobic.’ You know, tweets he wrote when he was FIFTEEN YEARS OLD.
The next time media types start whining about people hating them you remind them of this crap right here:
As of early Sunday morning, four offensive tweets using an anti-gay slur remained active on the Heisman winner's account https://t.co/K0hQ6MI7up
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) December 9, 2018
Kyler was just a kid. FFS.
From USA Today:
Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray had a Saturday to remember. But the Oklahoma quarterback’s memorable night also helped resurface social media’s memory of several homophobic tweets more than six years old.
When Murray was 15 years old, he tweeted at his friends (via his since-verified Twitter account) using an anti-gay slur to defame them. As of early Sunday morning, four offensive tweets using the slur remained active on his account and had not been deleted.
He. Was. 15.
Holy crap, people.
Oh, and don’t worry USA Today, you and the rest of the mob bullied him into deleting the tweets … he wrote when he was in high school.
I apologize for the tweets that have come to light tonight from when I was 14 and 15. I used a poor choice of word that doesn’t reflect who I am or what I believe. I did not intend to single out any individual or group.
— Kyler Murray (@TheKylerMurray) December 9, 2018
Of course he didn’t mean to single out any group … HE WAS A KID.
“Area sports writer who always got picked last when choosing sides in gym class still trying to get even.”
— Doug Powers (@ThePowersThatBe) December 9, 2018
What a stupid time to be alive. https://t.co/QarueA3a9F
— John Ekdahl (@JohnEkdahl) December 9, 2018
Dude. No kidding.
Every day this editor thinks maybe JUST MAYBE we’ve gotten to the stupidest point but then something like this pops up and yeah no.
“When Murray was 15 years old, he tweeted at his friends (via his since-verified Twitter account) using an anti-gay slur to defame them”
Using dumb crap he tweeted when he was 15 to ruin the greatest achievement of his life.
— Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) December 9, 2018
Welcome to the mob.
Kevin Hart says hi.
“From when I was 14 or 15” is the part where I opt out of this controversy https://t.co/6k4C6EQ5AG
— Griswold Christmas Vacation (@HashtagGriswold) 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
Journalism is not only dead, it's been eaten by worms, decayed into goo, and dribbled out of the coffin… leaving only dry bone powder in its place. https://t.co/4UCLFx4nB6
— FilmLadd (@FilmLadd) December 9, 2018
Oh, honey, so sorry! I saw who dug it up and all of us Bama fans aren’t like that! You achieved something amazing! I’m glad Twitter wasn’t around when I was that age. ❤️❤️❤️ to you today! Try to shake it off.
— 🎄 Christmas Belle 🎄 (@MyBamaBelle528) December 9, 2018
Those who cannot do so they tear down or criticizing those who can. This is pure spitefulness.
— hey baby it’s woke outside (@MatlockFletcher) December 9, 2018
Pure Leftist media bullsh*t; this editor went out to search on Kyler to make sure she knew who he was (it’s sports, man) and EVERY story trending about the young man is about these stupid tweets and not the fact he won the Heisman.
Most of us know this Kyler. The perpetual outrage brigade is looking to tear someone else down.
— TFC3Tweets (@TFC3Tweets) December 9, 2018
They’ve just gotta ruin everything, don’t they?