On Sunday, Tennessee defensive lineman Jonathan Kongbo sent out a cryptic tweet, talking about the need to hang it up.
The tweet featured a picture of soccer cleats hanging. Some speculated that Kongbo was walking away from either the Tennessee team or football entirely.
All things must come to an end pic.twitter.com/Zd9YuNLNnD
— Jonathan Kongbo (@Kongbo_1) October 30, 2016
Well as it turns out, Kongbo wasn’t quitting the team. He was just upset about losing a game of FIFA, the popular soccer video game.
Butch Jones said JUCO DL Jonathan Kongbo's cryptic Tweet on Sunday with hanging cleats came after he lost a FIFA video game
— Mark Schlabach (@Mark_Schlabach) October 31, 2016
“That’s why we don’t panic,” Tennessee head coach Butch Jones said.
The news likely comes as a sigh of relief for Tennessee fans, especially after Jones announced tailback Jalen Hurd was transferring from the program.
Jones had some strong words about the reaction to Kobongo’s tweet.
"We live in a society that someone tweets something out and it becomes a national story." Butch on players tweeting.
— Paul Fortenberry (@Volquest_Paul) October 31, 2016