It’s hard being the social media manager for the Philadelphia Union these days. No matter the subject — a new mascot, a community event, a game day promotion, etc. — fans are quick to pounce and express their frustration with the team’s performance on the field.
But when you post a photo of a garbage truck — even in relation to a promotion that could snag a lucky fan four free tickets to an upcoming game — it’s too good for even the official social media accounts of rival teams to pass up.
Feel like you would be into photos with garbage trucks... pic.twitter.com/wHDa0fURt2— New York Red Bulls (@NewYorkRedBulls) April 24, 2018
Our raccoons are sophisticated don't be foolish pic.twitter.com/FmA6XDOlEo— D.C. United (@dcunited) April 24, 2018
Here’s the original tweet, by the way.
And here are a few more responses:
You. Seriously. Parked a garbage truck. In front of Talen. And tweeted a picture. With the Union logo in the background. With the way this season has started. After that performance last weekend.— Scott Mintzer (@scott_mintzer) April 24, 2018
I didn't think you could make me any more ashamed of this franchise.
I can't even.
the tweets just write themselves honestly. i'm not sure what exactly they thought was going to happen sending out a tweet like this with the ironically garbage play they've put on the field this season— Justin Friedberg (@UnionNut26) April 24, 2018
Amazingly bad. The union are trash enough without a garbage truck outside Talen.— Marcus Hoare (@MarcusHoare1) April 24, 2018
The Union took down the garbage truck tweet, probably thinking no one would notice during the Champions League game.— Jason Davis, The ⚽ Maker (@davisjsn) April 24, 2018