As the East Coast prepares for Hurricane Florence to make landfall, one college football program has issued an apology for an insensitive tweet regarding a game cancellation.
Virginia Tech issued an apology for an “insensitive” tweet that was sent out following ECU’s decision to cancel its trip to Blacksburg for the Week 2 matchup. The Hokies released a tweet suggesting the team was “waterproof” regarding the coming hurricane.
The official Virginia Tech football Twitter account reminded everyone of the time the team traveled to North Carolina during Hurricane Matthew in 2016. The Hokies won 34-3 in that contest.
Here’s the tweet in question.
Oh, you thought you could just delete that? Nah. pic.twitter.com/OYDiJhHH8u
— Joe Ovies (@joeovies) September 11, 2018
Pete Moris, Virginia Tech associate athletic director, issued an apology for the tweet. Moris suggested the tweet was scheduled, but he failed to delete it before the tweet went live.
“100% my fault entirely for not deleting it before it went live,” Moris said on Twitter.
As it stands now the Hokies and Pirates won’t play each other Week 2. The two teams have no rescheduled the contest.