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Cyclist suspended from team because of a one word tweet

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posted on Oct, 1 2020 @ 10:41 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: KansasGirl
Someone will come in here and say “Twitter is a business and they can do whatever they want,” and not realize how they are contributing greatly to turning this country into one with a dictatorship. I don’t know how they don’t see it.


He wasn't censored by Twitter, feel free to view his account. Both Tweets still there.


*sigh* Thank you. I stand corrected.

Same diff really, though. But nothing new, since the whole football players (who gives a sh!t what football players think on politics? I don’t but a lot of the moronic American public does, apparently) being suspended for their political or sans political views/activity.

Indicates the same problem, and it’s not looking like the USA anymore. We aren’t a perfect country, but one of the good things was being able to hold a political ideology or support a candidate openly without being punished.



posted on Oct, 1 2020 @ 10:41 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

In so much as I didn't bring them up, you put them in your reply to me, I was merely commenting on the fact that the cyclist wasn't censored by Twitter.


Lol great nowhere does it say he was...I'm very confused as to what you are trying to say....



posted on Oct, 1 2020 @ 10:41 AM
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originally posted by: Xtrozero
Dude you drinking? "got him suspended from the team" is that team Twitter in your head?


Are you? Kansas was saying he was suspended from Twitter, he was not.



posted on Oct, 1 2020 @ 10:42 AM
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originally posted by: Xtrozero
Lol great nowhere does it say he was...I'm very confused as to what you are trying to say....


That happens when you interject yourself into a conversation between two other people and not reading what both of them said prior to replying.



posted on Oct, 1 2020 @ 10:43 AM
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originally posted by: KansasGirl
*sigh* Thank you. I stand corrected.


No worries.



posted on Oct, 1 2020 @ 10:46 AM
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originally posted by: Xtrozero

originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

In so much as I didn't bring them up, you put them in your reply to me, I was merely commenting on the fact that the cyclist wasn't censored by Twitter.


Lol great nowhere does it say he was...I'm very confused as to what you are trying to say....


He was just correcting me- somewhere between reading Billie’s post and hitting reply, I transposed the issue. He was suspended from his cycling team, not Twitter, nor were his Tweets censored. Aug was just gently correcting my thick morning brain.



posted on Oct, 1 2020 @ 10:47 AM
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originally posted by: KansasGirl
Aug was just gently correcting my thick morning brain.


Morning? It's 11:45AM, I want your sleep cycle.



posted on Oct, 1 2020 @ 10:48 AM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: KansasGirl

It's not so much about the cyclist being blocked on Twitter or anything.

He apparently got suspended from his cycling team for Tweeting that?



He was NOT suspended from Twitter

He was basically kicked out of his job, out of his work, which was on a cycling team.
He was suspended from his job.

I'm glad you were able to read the first line of the OP correctly. That is why I added another sentence in an edit for people who are not like you and don't comprehend what they read.



posted on Oct, 1 2020 @ 10:51 AM
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originally posted by: The2Billies
That is why I added another sentence in an edit for people who are not like you and don't comprehend what they read.


Hopefully one day KansasGirl can be perfect and not misread something. Maybe you should mentor her.



posted on Oct, 1 2020 @ 10:53 AM
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a reply to: KansasGirl


political ideology or support a candidate openly without being punished.


You still can. You just can't go against social media contracts.

You also can't expect to post controversial opinions, or even controversial facts on social media, and not expect people to react.

Everyone in the U.S. is still able to hold whatever political views they want.



posted on Oct, 1 2020 @ 10:54 AM
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originally posted by: Xtrozero

originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

He wasn't censored by Twitter, feel free to view his account. Both Tweets still there.


Not sure your point "cyclist suspended".....



The point:

He was suspended from his job, his work, which was riding on a cycling team.

He was suspended FROM HIS JOB because and only because he acknowledged he was a Trump supporter.

The words they suspended him for as "offensive and divisive" were "bye" and "that's right".

Someone had to report it to the team and he was suspended
because he plans to vote for Trump
and that was enough to get him suspended from this job, his work.

THE Point:

If someone plans to vote for Trump and liberals/Democrats discover it,
they will attempt to get that person fired from their job as "offensive and divisive"
because and only because they plan to vote for Trump or did vote for Trump.

This is all too common these days
which is why all the polls are likely wrong .

No "Trumper" in their right mind
would tell any reporter or pollster the truth
or risk a Democrat trying to get them
fired from their job - or worse.

This is what the US has come to,
this is what the Democrats have resorted to,
sheer terrorism of the population
in an attempt to win the election.



edit on 10/1/20 by The2Billies because: format



posted on Oct, 1 2020 @ 10:56 AM
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originally posted by: The2Billies
This is what the US has come to, this is what the Democrats have resorted to, sheer terrorism of the population in an attempt to win the election.


This has nothing to do with the US, the Trek-Segafredo team is based in Luxemborg.



posted on Oct, 1 2020 @ 10:57 AM
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a reply to: The2Billies

Nice totalitarianism. Supporting the wrong guy, Mr Biker!

Why use social media at all? You are just buying into their brainwashing/divisiveness/control mechanisms.

I hope the biker finds a better team to join or starts his own.



posted on Oct, 1 2020 @ 10:57 AM
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originally posted by: chris_stibrany
I hope the biker finds a better team to join or starts his own.


He should join Bikers for Trump, it's a US based team and he'd probably have the fastest bike since most of them ride Harley's.



posted on Oct, 1 2020 @ 10:58 AM
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a reply to: The2Billies

No, this probably isn't exactly why he was suspended. It would have been the same if any member of the team responded to any journalist on social media about anything controversial without PR clearance.

He would have known this, yet he chose to do it anyways. This isn't about republicans v democrats, it's about PR spin and sponsorship money.
edit on 1-10-2020 by Atsbhct because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 1 2020 @ 10:59 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: The2Billies
This is what the US has come to, this is what the Democrats have resorted to, sheer terrorism of the population in an attempt to win the election.


This has nothing to do with the US, the Trek-Segafredo team is based in Luxemborg.


This is happening everywhere all the time.

This is still an example of why people who support Trump
can never admit it in public
without risking losing their jobs
without risking being terrorized
by Democrats.



posted on Oct, 1 2020 @ 11:01 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

This has nothing to do with the US, the Trek-Segafredo team is based in Luxemborg.


Well other than she said if you support Trump, get out....

I guess a better replay would have been if you support Rutte the F yourself...



posted on Oct, 1 2020 @ 11:01 AM
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originally posted by: The2Billies
without risking being terrorized
by Democrats.


The Democrat Party is in the United States, this team is in Luxembourg.

Returneth thine panic panties to thine nethers.



posted on Oct, 1 2020 @ 11:02 AM
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originally posted by: Xtrozero
Well other than she said if you support Trump, get out....

I guess a better replay would have been if you support Rutte the F yourself...


Join a red, white and blue-blooded American team and stop taking foreign money. Problem solved. You're welcome.



posted on Oct, 1 2020 @ 11:02 AM
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So you’re saying the majority are being led and made to fear the minority? Well what are we gonna do about it?




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