In Tallahassee, you could say it was the day the tweets died.
With dreams of a BCS bowl and a return to national glory crushed by a three-game losing streak, football players from Florida State have shut down Twitter and Facebook pages for the rest of the season.
It seems unhappy Seminoles fans were voicing their displeasure with the disappointing play on the field. Florida State has lost to Oklahoma, Clemson and Wake Forest, falling to 2-3 on the season. FSU players couldn't take the heat, so they said adios to social media.
Coach Jimbo Fisher told the Tallahassee Democrat that it wasn't his decision, but he's pretty happy his players won't be communicating this way with the loyal Seminoles fans.
"The only thing that comes back is negative," Fisher told the paper. "And they read all the stuff that people say. I told them, 'Be careful. Be careful on that stuff. And don't listen to it and don't reply back.' You get mad at somebody for saying something. Because they can say it behind words. And for us, I don't ever ban it. I never have. But I know schools that do. I don't think it's a good thing for college kids at all. Because I think they get exposed to things they have no business being exposed to at that age as they're developing."
Lonnie Pryor, a fullback for Florida State, said upset fans sending angry messages threatened the Seminoles' self-esteem.
"It was just something we needed to do," he said. "Like Coach said, in social media there is a lot of negative. You've got fans out there that love and support you, and you've got fans that aren't true fans, say whatever they want to you and try to hurt your feelings. That was just something we didn't need. We all came to a decision that we didn't need this. We need to get back on track and stay focused."
Florida State will attempt to stop the bleeding this weekend when it plays at Duke.
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