This Saturday at 11:30 a.m. ET on CBS there will be a college football game played between the Air Force Falcons and Navy Midshipmen, The Naval Academy sent out a simple tweet to announce the first leg of the Commander-in-Chief trophy will be played on as scheduled.
Or so we thought that was the case. The Naval Academy twitter feed had these tweets below on their account, but they have now been deleted.
Game on! #BeatAirForce— Naval Academy (@NavalAcademy) October 2, 2013
We'll see you at Navy-Marine Corps Stadium this Saturday at 1130 or on CBS #CICtrophy #BeatAirForce— Naval Academy (@NavalAcademy) October 2, 2013
An update from their Twitter feed is investigating these prior tweets:
ALL - No decision has been made regarding the Navy-AFA Football game. We are investigating the source of previous tweets. CDR John Schofield— Naval Academy (@NavalAcademy) October 2, 2013
We apologize for any confusion on this account regarding the Navy-AFA football game. There is no decision. Previous tweets were erroneous.— Naval Academy (@NavalAcademy) October 2, 2013
A decision is expected to be made by noon Eastern on Thursday. The options have been to use non-government funds through private donors, or using conference money, television revenue and ticket sales to be able to fly Air Force players to the game.
So, did someone jump the gun on making an announcement, or will the lame excuse saying that the Naval Academy Twitter account was hacked.
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