Social media can be a beautiful and horrendous thing all at the same time. This possibly is an example of both.
So rapper 50 Cent was throwing out the first pitch at the New York Mets game and did a pretty horrendous job. It might have been that chain swinging around his nect that distracted him, but he was no where close to the strike zone.
So one UCLA Bruins fan/anonymous Twitter account tweeted it saying it reminded him of former USC Trojans quarterback Matt Barkley trying to throw a football. Give him some props for at least “at-ing” Barkley and not subtweeting.
— Bruin Country™ (@UCLA_Nation) May 27, 2014
Barkley wasn’t having any of it though and responded to the tweet with a YouTube video of highlights from the 2011 game between the two teams.
— Matthew Barkley (@MattBarkley) May 28, 2014
The Bruins account kept coming at Barkley, posting a video of him being sacked by Anthony Barr, a hit that resulted in an injury. Which was a pretty classless move on their part.
Nevertheless I wonder why athletes keep needing to respond and get in a word in, just block them and move on. At some point Barkley did block the account.
[h/t] USA Today’s For The Win