Sports is one of the most active topics on social media, especially Twitter.
And continuously we get pulled into a social media firestorm that turns into a mainstream media firestorm.
The fight at Riders practice is one of the prime examples. What fuelled the fire was a vague tweet from Duron Carter that had many people speculating. Reports started to leak out and we were in full-blown controversy.
Chris Jones says he cites Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon, who ripped apart reporters for asking him questions based on what social media was saying about his management of pitchers.
I agree as well. Don’t couch your own criticism of a coach by using social media to ask a critical question.
But as much as Chris Jones and Joe Maddon may despise it, social media is a necessary tool to get their message out and for fans to interact with players, whether it’s positive or negative.
It’s a necessary tool. But it can be a fine line between how to use it effectively and how it can do some damage.