In case you weren’t watching, Louisville Cardinals sophomore guard Kevin Ware suffered a pretty awful injury when he broke his leg during yesterday’s win over the Duke Blue Devils. In any game, Ware’s broken leg would have caused basketball fans to cringe, his teammates to reportedly faint and vomit and his coach to turn white in the face, but since this was the Elite 8 of the NCAA Tournament, it seemed like Ware’s injury was magnified x10000000.
A few things happened in the aftermath of the injury. Some fans watched in horror, as some fans reportedly started a “Let’s go Duke” chant. Some of our peers declared that they wouldn’t post videos or GIFs of the injury out of respect, while others jumped right on it. One sports writer used Ware’s injury to milk a few last drops of traffic out of an old article, while others made fun of him. And some a-holes started Kevin Ware parody Twitter accounts, while other people were just normal human beings and not sociopathic douchebags.
So today I make this plea to Twitter – stop letting bullsh*t accounts like @KevinWare_5 happen.
UPDATE: Twitter suspended the account. Swift mutha-f*ckin justice, With Leather style.
Really, the guy who just suffered a gruesome broken leg decided to use his hospital time to start a Twitter account? Did he look at the doctor and say, “140 characters, are they serious?”
So the guy’s just giving away free trips to Atlanta now? The college sophomore sitting in a hospital bed with his leg in two pieces?
Hey, who among us wouldn’t reach out to Chipper Jones while someone’s pumping us full of painkillers?
“Hey doc, forget the surgery and rehabilitation. I’m trending on Twitter right now. That’s all I need.”
REPORT SPAM. BLOCK.
REPORT SPAM. BLOCK.
REPORT SPAM. BLOCK. REPORT SPAM. BLOCK. REPORT SPAM. BLOCK. REPORT SPAM. BLOCK. REPORT SPAM. BLOCK. REPORT SPAM. BLOCK.
Yadda yadda yadda.
Et cetera, et cetera.
Anyway, 18,070 morons and counting are following this dipshit. How hard is it for someone at Twitter to click “delete” on this account? Instead, you can just check back in a week when it becomes another Will Ferrell account Tweeting quotes from The Notebook and sponsored links so it can make the sh*thead responsible for it even more money.