ARLINGTON, TX (KTRK) -- The Texas Rangers have issued an apology to the University of Texas and head football coach Charlie Strong after a social media slip-up that was briefly posted on the team's Twitter account.
The tweet, "Fire Charlie. # bye" was posted by a member of the team's social media department, according to the Rangers.
The Rangers announced that effective immediately, "that individual is no longer employed by the Rangers."
Full statement below:
The Texas Rangers wish to apologize to the University of Texas and its head football coach Charlie Strong for the very inappropriate and insensitive message that was briefly posted on the team's twitter account this afternoon.The tweet was posted by a member of the team's social media department who was neither working for the Rangers nor was at Globe Life Park today. Effective immediately, that individual is no longer employed by the Rangers.The Rangers sincerely regret this incident and have taken the appropriate measures to make certain it does not occur in the future.