The Green Bay Packers fired 11-year assistant Winston Moss on Tuesday just hours after the linebackers specialist posted a derogatory tweet about the organization and quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Moss tweeted that the organization needed to “find somebody that is going to hold #12 and everybody in this building” accountable after Mike McCarthy was fired following a bad loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.
Later that day, the 52-year-old announced on Twitter that the Packers organization was letting him go.
Packers interim head coach Joe Philbin also released a statement about the firing.
“We thank Winston for his contributions to the Packers over the past 13 years. We hope the best for Winston and his family moving forward.”
It’s unclear whether Moss’ critical tweet was the driving force behind his release, as waves of firings aren’t uncommon when a head coaching change is made. ESPN’s Jason Wilde said, “To be clear, Moss wasn’t fired over the Tweet.” However, this doesn’t explain why Moss added the hashtag #ThanksTwitter to the announcement he was being fired. Irregardless, I think it’s safe to say that if he shit on the company you work for and it’s most essential worker, you aren’t putting yourself in an advantageous position.
[h/t Sporting News]