There’s a saying when it comes to posting on social media to not post anything you wouldn’t want your parents to see. Well, maybe that should be tweaked to say to not post anything you wouldn’t want your future potential employer to see.
That seemingly is the case with new Cleveland Browns running back Carlos Hyde. The former 49ers star signed with the rapidly new-look, free spending Browns and almost immediately resulted in a July 2011 tweet to resurface about Cleveland’s sports teams and how horrible they are.
Cleveland sports are horrible lol
— Carlos Hyde (@elguapo) July 31, 2011
And in case that tweet gets deleted (too late to do it now), here’s a screenshot.
In fairness to Hyde, Cleveland sports were rather horrible. The Browns were 5-11 and were in the middle of a six season stretch where they hovered around the four and five win mark. The Cavs were still reeling from LeBron James leaving for South Beach and ended up 19-63, starting a four year stretch where they were rather terrible without LeBron. The Indians however weren’t that bad, ending just one game shy of .500 and runner-up in the AL Central.
Now, Cleveland has some reason for optimism. Apart from wondering if LeBron is going to bolt out of Cleveland again, the Indians should be going on a playoff run and the Browns are definitely going to improve, even though anything would be an improvement, that maybe Cleveland sports aren’t that horrible now.
In all honesty, this isn’t that big of a deal. Hyde didn’t really say anything anyone didn’t already know so it’s not like this is a dealbreaker or even cause Browns fans to not like him. But just in case anyone else any other athlete has some worse tweets about future employers, here’s a tip. Hire a social media person who knows to search and delete old tweets that might make the player’s new team look bad. That or just keep it up so we’ll have some content.