Internet blames Ted Cruz for Texas Tech’s loss

Internet blames Ted Cruz for Texas Tech’s loss
Twitter/@tedcruz via CNN

Sometimes a tweet is more than just a tweet.

At least, that’s what some Texas Tech fans are saying.

They’re blaming Sen. Ted Cruz for “jinxing” the Red Raiders during the NCAA men’s basketball national championship game Monday night.

The Republican from the Lone Star State was at the game at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and posted several photos on social media.

One of those included a selfie in the final seconds of the game that saw Cruz write, “35 seconds. ONE point LEAD. GO RED RAIDERS!!! #1 Defense.”

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Unfortunately for Cruz and Tech fans, the Virginia Cavaliers were able to come back and tie the game, sending it into overtime.

Virginia ended up winning the game 85-77, leading some fans to vent on Cruz.

The senator later tweeted about a “heartbreaking loss” and congratulated the team on a history-making season.

{“url”:”https://twitter.com/tedcruz/status/1115469386423459841″,”author_name”:”Ted Cruz”,”author_url”:”https://twitter.com/tedcruz”,”html”:”&#lt;blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”&#gt;&#lt;p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”&#gt;A heartbreaking loss, but an AMAZING game. Congrats to &#lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/TexasTechMBB?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”&#gt;@TexasTechMBB&#lt;/a&#gt; for a history-making season. Overtime in the National Championship — all of Texas is proud of you. &#lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/GunsUp?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”&#gt;#GunsUp&#lt;/a&#gt; &#lt;a href=”https://t.co/QwRbbd7lMz”&#gt;pic.twitter.com/QwRbbd7lMz&#lt;/a&#gt;&#lt;/p&#gt;— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) &#lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/tedcruz/status/1115469386423459841?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”&#gt;April 9, 2019&#lt;/a&#gt;&#lt;/blockquote&#gt;n&#lt;script async src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8″&#gt;&#lt;/script&#gt;n”,”width”:550,”height”:null,”type”:”rich”,”cache_age”:”3153600000″,”provider_name”:”Twitter”,”provider_url”:”https://twitter.com”,”version”:”1.0″}

He also later took exception for anybody claiming he had jinxed Texas Tech.

{“url”:”https://twitter.com/tedcruz/status/1115677053217587200″,”author_name”:”Ted Cruz”,”author_url”:”https://twitter.com/tedcruz”,”html”:”&#lt;blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”&#gt;&#lt;p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”&#gt;Ah, Leftie snark. Tech did great last night, but haters gonna hate. I was there & cheered the Astros on in 2017; I cheered the Spurs on in 2014; I cheered UT on in the Rose Bowl in 2005; and I cheered the Rockets on in 1994. We won them all — that kind of “jinx” is pretty good! &#lt;a href=”https://t.co/yn3AtH54LH”&#gt;https://t.co/yn3AtH54LH&#lt;/a&#gt;&#lt;/p&#gt;— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) &#lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/tedcruz/status/1115677053217587200?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”&#gt;April 9, 2019&#lt;/a&#gt;&#lt;/blockquote&#gt;n&#lt;script async src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8″&#gt;&#lt;/script&#gt;n”,”width”:550,”height”:null,”type”:”rich”,”cache_age”:”3153600000″,”provider_name”:”Twitter”,”provider_url”:”https://twitter.com”,”version”:”1.0″}