Jeff Ireland's Contact Info on Twitter: It Was Bad for Him
Hell hath no fury like an angry Twitter mob. The place is just downright mean sometimes, and the last thing you want is said mob armed with your personal contact information.
That very, very unfortunate thing happened last night to Jeff Ireland, and as you can imagine, this didn't turn out well for him. Fans have been voicing their displeasure with the future ex-GM of the Miami Dolphins for years, but last night they stumbled upon an opportunity to fax, email, or directly call his office with their, um, suggestions, after a fan on Twitter passed around a picture of an autographed Jeff Ireland business card they found, complete with a stamp of authenticity. DOH! Bad move, Jeffy!
The tweet and pictures of the business card in question have since been pulled from Twitter, but not before lots of damage had already been done by the #FIRELAND crowd.
I'd pay a significant amount of money to see Jeff Ireland checking voicemails today.— Adam Smoot (@adamsmoot) November 13, 2013
Jeff Ireland walks into his office... the message light is blinking on his desk phone...— GregfromDelray (@GregfromDelray) November 13, 2013
His poor secretary is going to have a real shitty day tomorrow. Even shittier than all the other days where she works FOR JEFF IRELAND.— Roger Paul (@DatRoroKid) November 13, 2013
There's a picture floating around Twitter of Jeff Ireland's business card. Direct line/cell phone, et al. This cannot end well.— Courtney Fallon (@CourtneyNBC6) November 13, 2013
OMG #DolphinsTwitter got its hands on Jeff Ireland's business card. Contact information. It's all happening.... I don't wish this on anyone.— Christian Hernandez (@cch1125) November 13, 2013
Yeah, pretty much all of these subscriptions are now his... pic.twitter.com/6YQngoTLEZ— Roger C (@LoRyder) November 13, 2013
Ding ding ding RT @Spoon_R13: You guys are all bypassing the real comedy in this Jeff Ireland thing... somebody actually wanted an autograph.— EvBalls (@EvBalls) November 13, 2013
I'm no fan of taking sports so seriously that you intrude on someone's family, but this seems harmless, really. By all accounts, none of the pranksters got hold of anyone at the facility -- it was later than 10 p.m., after all -- so it seems the worst to come out of this is a secretary having to push "1 for delete" 4,000 times. Well, other than that "Balloon Porn" newsletter Ireland is now signed up for.
UPDATE: Someone purchased the Jeff Ireland business card on eBay for $33.
@RizzWrites $33.00 and worth every penny!— Ryan Dunn (@DunnRyanC) November 13, 2013
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