Kyler Murray just won the Heisman Trophy on Saturday. But media being media they just couldn’t let him enjoy it, even on the day he won.
The USA Today came after him for four tweets that were six years old, that he made when he was 15 years old that were on his now verified Twitter account.
Here’s what they claim:
Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray had a Saturday to remember. But the Oklahoma quarterback’s memorable night also helped resurface social media’s memory of several homophobic tweets more than six years old.
When Murray was 15 years old, he tweeted at his friends (via his since-verified Twitter account) using an anti-gay slur to defame them. As of early Sunday morning, four offensive tweets using the slur remained active on his account and had not been deleted.
He was just a child talking with his friends.
They “surfaced?” Meaning someone at USA Today decided to troll his timeline to see if they could find anything to throw at him?
Who else is talking about six year old tweets?
Murray apologized for the tweets immediately.
People just couldn’t believe they went back into his childhood to do this.