Rangers Dismiss Staffer for Tweeting ‘Fire Charlie’


The Rangers have dismissed a social media staffer who accidentally tweeted on the team's official account that Texas coach Charlie Strong should be fired.

The tweet "Fire Charlie. # bye" appeared on the account Saturday afternoon as TCU beat Texas 50-7. It was quickly deleted, and the team issued a statement apologizing to Strong and the University of Texas.

The team said the tweet was "very inappropriate and insensitive" and was posted by a member of the social media department who wasn't working on Saturday. The staffer is no longer an employee, the team said.

The tweet was captured by several users in a screen grab and was still being circulated Saturday afternoon.

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