At what point do people learn to control their thumbs in texting, tweeting, facebooking, instagramming, snap chatting, etc?? If you’re over 40 you may not know what a ‘meme’ is, but it’s what Jameis Winston publicly recanted on campus a while back that gained negative national attention. I’m not saying I agree with it. Yes, he’s come under national scrutiny for that among other things, BUT yesterday another college student crossed the line – on a disturbing level and Winston was a target on social media for something that had nothing to do with Jameis. NOTHING.
University of Alabama student, Marisa Martin, a campus reporter for ESPNU tweeted a derogatory statement about Winston. I have many friends and family members that are Bama fans, but I’m sorry – this is beyond reason. This story involves a young guy (the shooter) that walked into the FSU library and opened fire on innocent people… students… only to have a Bama student make a negative public reference to the QB of FSU? That crossed the line in my opinion.
An obviously troubled man lost his life in a shootout. Several others were terrified, traumatized and even hospitalized due to being shot. Some escaped. This man was diagnosed with a mental health disorder – while I would love to elaborate, I’ll refrain for now, but suffice it to say, this entire scenario is a tragedy for all and could possibly have been avoided.
It’s easy to post something online, to email something snippy, to confront someone in cyber space. Most of us will put things or say things online well before we would say those same things face-to-face. Think before you post.
Obviously I’m a huge sports fan, but at the end of the day, it’s about people. I’m asking for all teams, schools, and fan bases…. PLEASE KEEP IT CLASSY!