The Kansas City Chiefs’ social media manager should have probably read the room before hitting send on the team’s latest Twitter post.
On Monday afternoon, the Chiefs’ official Twitter account posted an image of three players with the caption “The landlord pulls up with these guys to collect rent… what do you do?”
In the middle of a pandemic when millions are facing eviction – the Kansas City @Chiefs post this tone-deaf tweet?
— berningman2020 🦺 (@berningman16) December 28, 2020
Apparently “the landlord’ is one of Tyrann Mathieu’s nicknames but fans were still outraged considering millions of people in the United States are currently getting evicted from their homes due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
People are homeless without food. I'm ashamed the Chiefs put this on Twitter. @Chiefs
— Susan Thomas (@Susan11790) December 28, 2020
Because what’s funnier than people getting evicted, especially during a pandemic? https://t.co/7jJ1WeCEKt
— Tom Petrini (@RealTomPetrini) December 28, 2020
— La Reina del Sur (@dariannaseto) December 28, 2020
Bad optics during a pandemic when tons of people are being forcibly evicted during the winter
— homme boy (@homme_boyy) December 28, 2020
The Chiefs eventually deleted the post from their Twitter account following the backlash from fans.