Virginia Tech Apologizes For Sending Out Ill-Timed, Insensitive Tweet After ECU Cancelled Game Because Of Hurricane Florence
On Tuesday, East Carolina decided that its football team wouldn’t travel to Virginia Tech for Saturday’s game against the Hokies regarding safety concerns due to Hurricane Florence,.
Citing significant imminent safety concerns, ECU has decided it will not travel to Blacksburg for Saturday’s football game against Virginia Tech due to the forecast track of Hurricane Florence that includes the high probability of a catastrophic impact on the region and perilous travel conditions before, during and after the storm,” the release from East Carolina said.
Virginia Tech was not happy with ECU’s decision because as the home team they wanted to wait a few days to make a final determination on whether the game should be played or not.
“We will do what’s best for Virginia Tech moving forward as it relates to ECU and to the game,” . “We certainly understand the need for safety, of course, we just felt that tomorrow, making the decision then, would’ve been more responsible and accurate. We informed ECU of this multiple times.”
At 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Virginia Tech’s official football Twitter account posted a tweet reminding everyone that team had played North Carolina during Hurricane Matthew in 2016 and won the game.
Of course this caused plenty of outrage amongst fans.
The school’s associate athletic director Pete Morris eventually came out and apologized for the tweet.