Perhaps Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) should have waited for all the points to be counted.
The conservative lawmaker tweeted a selfie Monday from the NCAA championship game at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, noting that Texas Tech held a 1-point lead with 35 seconds left in regulation.
35 seconds. ONE point LEAD. GO RED RAIDERS!!! #1 Defense. pic.twitter.com/S5XBefCsk1
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) April 9, 2019
But his Twitter cheerleading wasn’t appreciated by Tech fans. Some said he jinxed the outcome ― an 85-77 overtime victory by Virginia.
Cruz already had the reputation of a bad luck charm, after his presence and tweeting during a Houston Rockets’ Game 7 playoff defeat to the Golden State Warriors last season.
But Monday’s Texas Tech loss was a heartbreaker. The faithful cursed Cruz for, well, being a curse.
this is why they lost https://t.co/WNIa0IEDJ1
— Harry Lyles Jr. (@harrylylesjr) April 9, 2019
We all know this is @tedcruz fault.
— Travis (@WestTxRancher) April 9, 2019
Cursed image https://t.co/FdYcnjVZT8
— Bruce Arthur (@bruce_arthur) April 9, 2019
Ted Cruz cursed Texas Tech https://t.co/8Ax9ZlKG9T
— Mack Bray (@mackbmaine) April 9, 2019
— Mike Walsh (@WalshMike) April 9, 2019
Ted Cruz is the kiss of death. https://t.co/iIarQvJMFW
— Matt Ortega (@MattOrtega) April 9, 2019
Leave it to Ted Cruz to jinx Texas Tech. https://t.co/nCk8gL2rmk
— Logan Hall (@LoganKTLA) April 9, 2019
I’m sorry, Texas Tech. It was Ted Cruz’s fault. https://t.co/5DhD6GH7mh
— Ismat Sarah Mangla (@ismat) April 9, 2019
— J.D. Scholten (@JDScholten) April 9, 2019
h/t For the Win
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