Isn’t Northwestern Suppose to Be A Smart Institution? Pat Fitzgerald Proves Otherwise
(ESPN Chicago) – “This might shock some of you, but head football coaches don’t always do their own tweeting. Northwestern’s Pat Fitzgerald usually controls the content on his Twitter account, but his director of football operations, Cody Cejda, also posts from time to time. Cejda also has his personal Twitter account. The tangled Web of social media landed Fitzgerald and Northwestern in some hot water during the weekend. After New York Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin led his team to a win against the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night, a tweet appeared on Fitzgerald’s page stating: “Officially on the Jeremy Lin bandwagon. There’s finally an NBA player who plays hard and says the right things off the court.” Some saw the complimentary tweet toward Lin as a shot at the rest of the NBA. A few thought it was racist. The fact it came from a coach who works about 15 miles North of where Derrick Rose works his magic with the Chicago Bulls looked especially bad. Isn’t Northwestern supposed to “Chicago’s Big Ten team?”
You know it amazes me sometimes the stupidity that surrounds college sports. Now I’ve always been a big fan of Pat Fitzgerald but this is just disappointing. Are you that stupid? The person’s name who is on the twitter account should always be responsible for what is said on that account. So don’t have others tweet for ya Fitz! That simple.