As we monitored social media streams for news and developments Sunday afternoon, we noticed our stream blow up with an odd back and forth between Razorback fans and Red Wolves and at least one member of the sporting press regarding a message purportedly from Jeff Long, the athletic director at the University of Arkansas.
Actually, it was @jefflongua quoting a tweet from a Hog fan, then @jefflongua adding his two cents.
The blowback from ASU fans on Twitter has been swift and steady.
Interesting shot taken by @jefflongua in that last RT— Jay Bir (@TheJayBir) December 16, 2012
$20 says @jefflongua declares an intern posted that.— ArkSt_com (@ArkSt_com) December 16, 2012
ASU system President Dr. Charles Welch tweets:
I encourage ASU fans to take the high road, be positive, and concentrate on building OUR program. Our future is bright. #RedWolvesRising— Chuck Welch (@chucklwelch) December 16, 2012
And we hear back from @jefflongUA
#RedWolves fans Relax. Meant no disrespect. Just expressing complete support for Hogs. Enjoy your success, you earned it. Happy Holidays :-)— Jeff Long (@jefflongUA) December 17, 2012
We will continue to add tweets as we see them.
What do you think? Was it a shot? The truth? Appropriate?