Ahh, social media - sometimes we love you a little to much. In fact it caused a near meltdown for UCLA head coach Jim Mora on Tuesday after someone created a fake twitter account for one of his players, Richard GoForth, on Monday night. He's a freshman on the Bruins team and isn't even a member of the twitterverse himself. But the real story is perhaps the fact that Mora was so peeved by the fake account that he wants the man or woman behind it to go to jail. I think Mora needs a lesson in social media! With Facebook, twitter, linkedin, MyLife (the one that groups them all together) and new social media popping up all over the place you have to learn to take it all in stride - especially if your in the public eye, people are out to make you mad.
"I think it's a frickin' joke that somebody would do that," Mora said via the report highlighted above. "I think you're the lowest form of life-form if you were to portray yourself as an 18-year-old young man who is out here trying to do his best. Trying to stir it up, attributing comments to him that aren't his, I think he ought to go to jail. That's how I feel. I think you're a scumbag."
What sparked the original controversy was the account tweeting out to USC wide receiver Robert Woods and taunting him. That started an all out twitter war between fans of the Bruins and Trojans as you might expect.
Mora even had to go as far as calling USC head coach Lane Kiffin to make sure they knew it wasn't a real account and that GoForth had nothing to do with it.no comments