Texas governor Greg Abbott sent out a tweet congratulating the Houston Astros who were up 6 to 2 over the Kansas City Royals in the eighth inning – just six outs away from advancing to the league championship series.
The Tweet stated, “Congratulations to the Astros on advancing,” causing the hashtag #AbbottCurse started trending on the social media site.
From the Houston Chronicle:
Shortly after the tweet – which was quickly deleted – the Kansas City Royals rallied for five runs in the eighth inning to take the lead.
Abbott has two Twitter profiles – both verified by Twitter. One of them – @GregAbbott_TX – is his billed as “Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s Personal Twitter Feed.” The other – @GovAbbott – is for “official news from the Office of Texas Governor Greg Abbott.” The latter sent the jinx-filled tweet.
He later sent this:
- Hey @Astros fans. Unfollow –> @GovAbbott…
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