Syracuse coach Scott Shafer is getting absolutely annihilated on Twitter Wednesday afternoon after tweeting out a set of insensitive remarks about Atlanta’s handling of the recent snowstorm, which left thousands of motorists stranded in their cars overnight and students sleeping on cold gym floors. Many are also citing rumored fatalities from the events, but those have yet to be confirmed.
Shafer, whose current hometown is snow-covered for nearly half of the year, thought it’d be a good idea to poke fun at how southerners were handling the situation. It backfired, big time.
— Jacob Dingleheimer (@JDunnah) January 29, 2014
@Coach_Shafer you’re a prick. No wonder your team sucks. Don’t come recruit in our city then bash it. Stay out moron!!!!
— Scott Rismiller (@SRismiller) January 29, 2014
— Bradley Funderburk (@funderburk88) January 29, 2014
— Jason Kirk (@JasonKirkSBN) January 29, 2014
@Coach_Shafer That ass beating Tech handed you still stings huh?
— Steve Keyes (@Keyman84) January 29, 2014
— Cole Cubelic (@colecubelic) January 29, 2014
@Coach_Shafer You know people have died, right? Southern states have no reason to be prepared for sudden, unpredicted snow/ice storms.
— Nathan White (@NPBlanco717) January 29, 2014
Fixed. Softnosed southerners from FSU, Clemson and Georgia Tech beat Syracuse by a combined 164-17 in 2013. pic.twitter.com/CnRHUmjETb
— Andy Staples (@Andy_Staples) January 29, 2014
@Coach_Shafer There were fatalities from this. Just so you know.
— Chris Hughes (@chrishughes247) January 29, 2014
@Coach_Shafer why were you even in GA? Talented recruits haven’t even heard of your program
— Independent George (@Blonde_Draper) January 29, 2014
@Coach_Shafer let’s be clear. If u ever scheduled UGA it would be to get your pansy ass team and school a paycheck.
— Michael Williamson (@chaytonsdad) January 29, 2014
— Wills (@WQuinley) January 29, 2014
— Crimsoncolored (@Crimsoncolored) January 29, 2014
— Scott (@seamanscott) January 29, 2014
— Spencer Hall (@edsbs) January 29, 2014
— Chris Farris (@cfarris10) January 29, 2014
— GeorgiaSportsReport (@GaSportsReport) January 29, 2014
— Cody LaRocque (@RocquetheTide) January 29, 2014
@Coach_Shafer Is anyone better prepared to speak about “softnosed” than the head coach of one of the worst football programs in the country?
— Drew Jenkins (@DirtyRew) January 29, 2014
@Coach_Shafer maybe you should focus on recruiting northerners then. Not like it matters
— Kevin Waltman (@K_Waltman) January 29, 2014
Good luck recruiting in Georgia @Coach_Shafer.
— Tyler Dawgden (@TylerDawgden) January 29, 2014
@Coach_Shafer Syracuse football is on life support. You might wanna STFU about the most talent rich region in the country.
— Beau Franklin (@BeauBFranklin) January 29, 2014
Something tells me the Cuse PR department will be talking to @Coach_Shafer today.
— Todd Gack (@MickGruffSter) January 29, 2014
On the plus side, I can finally name Syracuse’s football coach.
— sir broosk (@celebrityhottub) January 29, 2014
While some of the people tweeting at him are a bit ignorant about how bad SU’s program really is (the Orange has won bowl games in three of the past four years), it’s hard to argue against that 56-0 whooping that Georgia Tech put on them.
Shafer has since deleted his tweets, but you can find them here. It’s a safe bet that we’ll see an apology very, very soon.