With only 140 characters to work with on Twitter, it can be hard for people to clearly express their thoughts. Ambiguous tweets can also lead to misunderstandings.
Look at what happened with a pair of New Orleans Saints receivers over the weekend.
On Sunday, Mike Thomas sent out the following tweet:
Fellow New Orleans wideout Brandin Cooks—who is entering the fourth year of his rookie contract—has been the subject of trade rumors (here and here) recently. Perhaps thinking Thomas' tweet was a shot at him, Cooks sent out a tweet of his own:
Cooks wound up deleting his post.
As people began to speculate that there was bad blood between the players, Thomas was quick to put an end to the nonexistent beef:
Although Twitter can be a great tool, it can also lead to misinterpretations. It appears this may be the latest example.