It Took About 20 Minutes For No. 1 Pick Markelle Fultz To Make His First Social Media Fail (Pic)
Earlier this week the Philadelphia 76ers traded the no. 3 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft plus a future first round pick to the Boston Celtics for the no. 1 overall pick. And on Thursday night they used that pick on Washington point guard Markelle Fultz.
Of course, everybody knew the Sixers would take Fultz. That was the whole point in trading up. However, Markelle and his sponsor, luxury watch maker Tissot, wanted to play things safe. And, ironically, their caution resulted in the first Twitter fail of Markelle’s career about 20 minutes after he turned pro.
Fultz published the obligatory photo of himself wearing a 76ers hat right after getting drafted on Thursday night. However, he blew totally it with the caption.
Take a look:
“Excited to head to (City) and join the (team name).”—Markelle Fultz pic.twitter.com/eUzTf7fs46
— Rodger Sherman (@rodger_sherman) June 23, 2017
Hopefully his career with the 76ers gets off to a better start.
The Twitter trolls took to action second after it happened. Let’s see what they had to say….
"An we're excited to draft a (position) from such a fine (university) as you!"
— David Deckard (@DaveDeckard) June 23, 2017
Such a fine Washington wouldn't work
— Kyle Walny (@k_walnation3) June 23, 2017
Markelle "Mad Libs" Fultz
— ItsAGreatTimeOut (@AGreatTimeOut) June 23, 2017
@Sosane64 id also like to thank (religious deity) and my (second grade teacher) for really giving me the strength to play (sport you play)
— Kyle Worley (@moroniccow) June 23, 2017
— Anthony Wiktor (@creativeanthony) June 24, 2017
This is classic #Fail
— Martin Ricard (@martymeezy) June 23, 2017
Stay woke he's good at social media and getting exposure
— C$ (@C_MoneyH) June 23, 2017
"Today, we're honoring and supporting (phone company)."
— (INSERT NAME HERE) (@numberfortyfive) June 23, 2017
— Andy (@Andys_Brain) June 23, 2017
spoiler alert it's philly
— Rants Priebus (@tylercbrenton) June 23, 2017
Isn't he supposed to be able to read???
— Anil Letherwala (@Anil_Letherwala) June 23, 2017
Well he plans ahead…What's so bad?
— Lyn Miller (@lynletsing) June 24, 2017
The better question is why is he wearing 2 watches
— Chris Kaneb (@cwiskaneb) June 23, 2017
Seriously,who the fu**believes nowadays all this celeb-social-media-bulls*-postings?This guy is sitting @ home and laughing at his followers
— Schwalbinger (@schwalbinger) June 23, 2017
This is so painful
— Nicole Marie (@NickiLoscav) June 23, 2017
This fall I'm taking my talents to city name
— Fünkemaster Flex (@ChirrutDaJedi) June 23, 2017
Yooooo @TISSOT whoever runs your PR is not doing a good job. Let me know if you need help
— joey seattle (@wheninsea) June 23, 2017
That's what sponsors do to you.
— Yung Mayo (@YungMayoYT) June 23, 2017
But why is he wearing two watches? Da fuq?
— Mike (@mikejtexas) June 23, 2017
Excited to join (Derp City) and join the (Fudge Buckets) with fancy watch helping me
— Chris Harvey (@HarveyLarvae) June 23, 2017
If thats excitement, someone needs to get this dude some strippers
— Mark Barrette (@FLSensFan) June 23, 2017
@AndyGlockner someone's publicist doesn't know what a template is……
— Lenon Mitchell (@Lenxn) June 23, 2017
— J W (@jwinf26) June 23, 2017
We are feeling pretty (insert expletive here) stupid right now.
— Drew714 (@Andrew714) June 23, 2017