Monday, May 11, 2015

Ted Bishop's brand of humour still proves elusive 

for some, including Ian Poulter!


You'd think if there's anyone who would understand how nuance can be lost on social media, it would be Ted Bishop.
It is Bishop, you'll recall, who was squeezed out as president of the PGA of America after referring to Ian Poulter as a "lil girl" in a post in October. 
The incident inspired all kinds of media outrage, not to mention conversation about how reckless tweeting can be costly, and also some soul-searching from Bishop. 
Which is what makes Bishop's tweet on Sunday all the more puzzling. In the wake of Rickie Fowler's stirring win at the Players Championship, Bishop made reference to a recent anonymous players' poll in which Fowler and Ian Poulter were ranked "the most overrated players on tour."
 Bishop's tweet
Rickie Fowler - the legend is made. Only one over rated player left.......

Naturally, Poulter, who is a hawk on social media, felt the need to respond to Bishop's latest barb. 

Ian Poulter retweeted Ted Bishop

Oh Ted Ted Ted..... I thought you learnt you lesson the last time. Obviously not.
 (Edtor: Presumably the 11 trophy icons mean something?_

Then, in saying he was just kidding, Bishop managed to insult Poulter again.

 Second tweet from Bishop

I guess my sarcasm on the "over rated" poll went right over some people's head like @IanJamesPoulter. Fowler proved it was a farce.
Yes, the old "I was just joking but you're not smart enough to figure that out" response always goes over well.



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