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After a 2-0 victory over the Vancouver Canucks last Tuesday, the Minnesota Wild organization showed a lack of professionalism on their official Facebook page:
We’re not sure who is in charge of social media for the Wild. Maybe it’s someone in the media relations department or the marketing department. Perhaps it’s an intern. Regardless, these types of insulting editorial posts are almost never found on the official Facebook or Twitter accounts of professional sports teams, and there’s a reason for that.
While it’s nice to show a bit of personality when interacting with fans on social media platforms, stooping to the same level as certain message board posters and YouTube commenters shows a lack of class and is never a good idea for any type of business or organization.
Furthermore, when you post a comment from an official team page, you’re speaking on behalf of your entire organization.
Is every single person that works for the Wild, from the players to the coaches to the managers and front office employees that immature?
Probably not, but the fact that no one in the organization stepped up and decided that it would be best for that post to be removed over the past week makes them come across as extremely immature and unprofessional.
At the very least, they’re either not monitoring what’s being posted on their Facebook page or they simply don’t care that their business is being marketed by someone with the maturity level of a 12-year-old.
At least other organizations have the common sense to remove any scathing editorials that appear on their team pages, as was the case with the Calgary Flames recently.
For displaying a level of immaturity and a complete lack of sportsmanship after a victory, the Minnesota Wild organization is our collective first bum of the week.