Houston Rockets Fires Social Media Manager After Controversial Tweet
Chad Shanks, social media manager for the Houston Rockets, was fired following a tweet pointed towards the Dallas Mavericks. The tweet was an emoji of a gun pointing at a horse’s head. It was posted at the time the team was beating the Mavericks during a game.
The tweet, posted just before victory, was criticized in social media. The company has since deleted it.
The Mavericks replied to the tweet.
The Rockets has issued an apology.
Shanks mentioned in a tweet that he will not be working as social media manager any longer, and the same news was also confirmed by the company on Wednesday.
Shanks was an important member of the Houston Rockets. He attended a lot of pregame and post-game interviews while updating social networking websites with tweets and posts.