Gloucester slammed for 'amazingly misjudged' Tweet
REACTION: Gloucester - nor many of their fans for that matter - are happy with referee Jerome Garces’ performance in the Challenge Cup final at the San Mames stadium in Bilbao.
However there a were a number of controversial decisions, not least Cardiff’s second try.
However, immediately after the official Gloucester Rugby posted a Tweet that has been described as ’embarassing’, in ‘poor taste’ and ‘amazingly misjudged’.
The tweet that was deleted after a couple of minutes read: “A long, season decided by that. Decisions from officials swing the fixture. And the average Premiership team are beaten.”
They acknowledged the faux pas shortly thereafter, but not before it was highlighted in postmatch coverage.
Poor tweet earlier. Apologies.— Gloucester Rugby (@gloucesterrugby) May 11, 2018
The Tweet was widely condemned, not least by Gloucester fans themselves.
Disappointing tweet from @gloucesterrugby - always be magnanimous in defeat. Glos were great first half and Cardiff outstanding in the 2nd. Lose with dignity. It looks better— Toby Radford (@TobyRadford1) May 11, 2018
Loved the fact they deleted the tweet !! No chance of a screenshot ??— Lewis Rogers (@LewisRogers) May 11, 2018
A few minutes the later the account tweeted: “Congratulations Cardiff Blues. A pleasure to lock horns with you tonight in a great spectacle.”
A reminder to step away from Twitter after a tight loss.