Call this a case of premature tweeting.
In Texas, Governor Greg Abbott sent out this tweet the other day:
All well and good, right? After all, at the time the tweet was sent out, the Astros were beating the Royals 6-2 in the 8th inning. Except…as any sports fan will tell you, you never, ever congratulate someone for winning a game until that game is over. Why? Well, there’s always the risk of a comeback. And that is exactly what happened, as the Royals came back and won the game 9-6.
By way of explanation, Abbott’s office said:
Using his personal account, the Governor tried to joke about what had happened:
Yeah, that’s a big ole “opps” right there.
Is this a big deal? Of course not. It’s a pretty minor thing. But, it does serve as a good reminder that your staff must be properly trained in what to say, how to say it, and in this case, when to say it. Any sports fan worth their salt would have known not to send out that tweet until the game was over.
Ahh well. It could have been worse!