It was quite a week for Tommy Tuberville.
The former college football head coach turned politician won his U.S. Senate race in Alabama. The U.S. Senator-elect won his seat in Alabama, where he used to coach at Auburn University.
Tuberville also got owned pretty hard on social media by a CNN reporter.
While Tuberville and others questioned the result of the 2020 presidential election – which was called for Joe Biden on Saturday – CNN reporter Jake Tapper decided to respond. Tapper’s message for the former college football head coach went viral.
“The election results are out of control. It’s like the whistle has blown, the game is over, and the players have gone home, but the referees are suddenly adding touchdowns to the other team’s side of the scoreboard,” Tuberville tweeted in a message that has since been flagged.
Tapper responded with a college football-themed tweet of his own.
“This is inaccurate. What the president is doing would be like if Coach Tuberville discussed the 2008 Auburn football season by only talking up his 5 victories and pretended the 7 losses — including that loss to Alabama, hooboy — didn’t happen,” he wrote.
This is inaccurate.
What the president is doing would be like if Coach Tuberville discussed the 2008 Auburn football season by only talking up his 5 victories and pretended the 7 losses — including that loss to Alabama, hooboy — didn’t happen. https://t.co/4OycGQe1bS
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) November 6, 2020
Tapper’s tweet has been retweeted more than 11,000 times and liked nearly 80,000 times.
He wasn’t done, either.
“Another way to look at it. Imagine if in the 2008 LSU game, Coach Tuberville tried to say the game was over at the half, when Tigers led 14-3. Game actually ended with LSU victory 26-21. So that declaration would have been premature and false,” he tweeted.
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