Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones is no stranger to saying things on Twitter that get a rise out of people. But instead of jokes about himself, Jones decided during Game 1 of the NBA Finals to ruffle the feathers of female sports fans by saying the majority of them are only fans because of a team’s colors.
He followed the aforementioned tweet with a series of questionable opinions before deciding this was a bad idea and starting hitting delete.
After what I would assume was an onslaught of replies claiming women can indeed be legit sports fans without worrying about a color scheme (what a concept!) Jones pulls the “I was hacked” excuse:
I need to change my Twitter password 😡
— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) June 5, 2015
BTW, those wasn’t my tweets about females and sports, I don’t comment on race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, politics or gender, goodnight — Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) June 5, 2015
I don’t need to tell you over the course of history, some fans have picked a favorite team based off colors–male and women alike). But to paint any demographic with a broad brush of stereotypes is always dangerous. Especially on social media where your statements are a screenshot away.
Maybe it’s a good time for Jones to give Twitter a break and hit the books. Because I’d hate to paint all football players as dumb athletes who don’t care about school.
Featured image via CBS Sportsline