The people running the New York Knicks Twitter channel are truly salty about Derrick Rose going AWOL on Monday. That, or they’re just really dense.
The fundamental issue with Rose’s nonattendance, as you may recall, was not so much the fact that he had to leave the team to be with his family, however the way that he didn’t tell anyone he was taking off. So the whole Knicks association had no clue where Rose was while the group was playing the Pelicans.
On Tuesday, six minutes before the Knicks reported that they were fining Rose for bolting, the group’s authentic Twitter account ran an ill-advised promo for Amtrak highlighting a photograph of a guy getting on a train.
On Wednesday, incredibly, they did it once more. Amid halftime of the Knicks’ games against the Wizards, the group tweeted out a photograph of D-Rose conversing with Carmelo Anthony alongside the subtitle, “Communication is key.”
It’s unclear whether the tweet was intentionally or inadvertently ironic, but it was deleted within minutes and replaced with this:
— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) January 12, 2017