You know, for a smart guy, Mike Leach sure does step in it a lot.
The Mississippi State football coach posts a photo with a funny caption more days than not. He said one of his favorites was a picture of a fenced field with a sign on it that said, “Do not cross this field unless you can do it in 9 seconds because the bull can do it in 10.”
Wednesday night’s meme was not as universally amusing.
The picture depicted an elderly woman with knitting sticks in her hands. The caption said, “After 2 weeks of quarantine with her husband, Gertrude decided to knit him a scarf..”
The lady was not knitting a scarf, but rather a noose. The hangman’s knot was already tied. Multiple Mississippi State football players and a Mississippi State University professor took exception to the tweet, which has been deleted from Leach’s account.
Senior linebacker Erroll Thompson, who was a captain on last year’s team, retweeted the original post with a hand-on-the-chin, eyebrow-raised thinking emoji. Defensive lineman Fabien Lovett responded to the tweet with “Wtf.” Senior defensive end Kobe Jones responded to Lovett with “Facts. He tripping.” with a hand-on-the-face ashamed emoji.
Yeah, not exactly the team-building exercise you want there.
Think Junior will make any hay with this on the recruiting trail?