A word of advice for Twitter users out there: Don’t say mean things about 3-year-old kids, especially if you’re directing those words at their aunt.
One Cleveland Cavaliers fan found this out the hard way Wednesday ahead of the team’s NBA Finals Game 3 matchup against the Golden State Warriors.
Here’s what @SoftCaramelKiss had to say to Stephen Curry’s sister, Sydel, after her fairly innocuous tweet about traveling to Cleveland for the game (screenshot via For The Win):
Not surprisingly, the Cavs fan quickly deleted his aggressive tweet, but Sydel didn’t appreciate his nasty words for her niece, Riley Curry.
What followed was a lengthy back and forth between the two that finally led to Sydel responding in a since-deleted tweet, “you’re talking about my THREE YEAR OLD NIECE! I don’t take that.”
Unfortunately for this Twitter user, the saga didn’t end there. His tweet began making the rounds, and a few people notified his employer, the Cleveland-based real estate firm Holton Wise, of his offensive language. Holton Wise wasted little time in taking action.
Holton Wise also issued an apology to Sydel after the incident, while the recently-fired Twitter user decided to double down.
We’d suggest this guy takes a break from Twitter for a bit. Fortunately for everyone else, actual basketball will return Friday when the Cavs attempt to even up the series in Game 4 at Quicken Loans Arena.
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