Everyone makes mistakes. And sometimes those mistakes happen on the social media account for a major bowl game.
In the hours following the announcement of a Nebraska-Tennessee matchup at this year’s Music City Bowl, the bowl found itself taking time away from celebrating landing two traditional college football powers to issue an apology.
On Sunday evening, the Music City Bowl’s Twitter account sent a pro-Tennessee tweet to more than 14,000 followers. And it upset some of the Nebraska faithful who are looking for a good experience in Nashville, which is just a couple hours from the University of Tennessee.
The Tweet was deleted, and the bowl issued an explanation for the mistake on Monday morning:
“For transparency sake, we do have a couple UT alumni on staff who manage our social media platforms. There was a tweet that went out earlier this evening which was connected to a Facebook post from a staff member who thought they were posting from their personal page. While we hope mistakes like this don’t occur — they sometimes do and at the end of the day we’re all human (and sports fans). We couldn’t be more excited about our matchup and hope you’ll accept this as an honest mistake.”
Now that that’s settled, it’s time to get back to football. Here are 5 quick things about Tennessee-Nebraska Music City Bowl pairing.