Or, they risk rubbing the wounds of Oakland-based Golden State Warriors fans in a vicious troll job.
Tuesday night, before the second leg match of the third match (which Toronto won), Twitter's official account of Canada shared the following tweet that showed raptors crossing the Bay Bridge that connects Oakland to San Francisco.
Except that raptors are heading in the wrong direction.
Yes, the raptors in the photo above are moving away from Oakland, where the Warriors are still playing, and heading for San Francisco. The gift is this little land mass on the far left of the photo, Yerba Buena Island, located about halfway between Oakland and SF.
When you spent a lot of time crossing that bridge to work at SF, like me, you know the details pretty well.
Twitter users were not amused.
The stadium is in Oakland turn around
– broken theory of overton windows (@elcaballodavid) June 5, 2019
headed to the wrong berry here
– cee 🦢 (@meowsinternally) June 5, 2019
But Twitter Canada was not alone. The official account of the Toronto Raptors tweeted this image of the team having "crossed a bridge" to face the Warriors.
First of all, it's not the Bay Bridge. This is clearly the famous Golden Gate Bridge that runs through San Francisco and the North Bay (ie on the way to Wine Country), not Oakland to play against the Warriors.
Once again, Bay Area Twitter had a few words.
The documents show that this bridge is not the right bridge.
– Reveal (@reveal) June 5, 2019
Are you playing at UCSF tonight or?
– jeff meltz * NOT CLICKBAIT * (@thecultureofme) June 6, 2019
did you really
– a board member is paid (@JoshhTerry) June 5, 2019
But here's the thing: and if that was all purposely? In each case, raptors (or birds of prey) head for San Francisco.
You know who else is heading to San Francisco at the end of this NBA Finals?
Yes, San Francisco has managed to move the Warriors out of Oakland, where the team has been playing for almost 40 years, with a brand new new stadium that will be packed to bursting with rich technology from next season and leaving the Oracle Arena in Oakland. empty
The fact is that it may not be bad at all on Twitter. It may be an absolutely epic troll job for Oakland Warriors fans in the middle of a fiery final. featured a quarrel between some Warriors players and Drake, the super fan of the Raptors.
And if that's the case? Damn.
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