Rangers dismiss staffer for tweeting ‘Fire Charlie’

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Rangers have dismissed a social media staffer who accidentally tweeted on the team’s official account that Texas football coach Charlie Strong should be fired.

The tweet ”Fire Charlie. (hash) 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.