Tommy Tuberville may have won a U.S. Senate seat in Alabama from incumbent Doug Jones this week, but he still managed to take a huge loss on Twitter just days later.
Tuberville, who made college football head coaching stops at Ole Miss, Auburn, Texas Tech, and Cincinnati, agreed with President Donald Trump’s claims that there has been massive voter fraud that has drastically changed the direction of the election.
“The election results are out of control,” Tuberville tweeted. “It’s like the whistle has blown, the game is over, and the players have gone home, but the referees are suddenly adding touchdowns to the other team’s side of the scoreboard.”
“I’d challenge that as a coach, and (President Trump) is right to challenge that as a candidate.”
CNN anchor-reporter Jake Tapper dunked all over him with his witty response:
“This is inaccurate,” Tapper responded. “What the president is doing would be like if Coach Tuberville discussed the 2008 Auburn football season by only talking up his 5 victories and pretended the 7 losses — including that loss to Alabama, hooboy — didn’t happen.”
Auburn fired Tuberville soon after that 5-7 season that was capped off by a brutal 36-0 loss to Nick Saban’s Crimson Tide.
“Another way to look at it,” Tapper added, “Imagine if in the 2008 LSU game, Coach Tuberville tried to say the game was over at the half, when the (Auburn) Tigers led 14-3. (The) game actually ended with LSU victory 26-21. So that declaration would have been premature and false.”
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