Former Gopher A.J. Barker’s Twitter account received more than 2,000 new followers within 48 hours of his first tweet announcing he was leaving the University of Minnesota football program.
Not everyone jumped on Barker’s ship against Kill, including many others who went on Twitter to tell Barker how they, as fans, really felt.
The following are several responses to his tweets:
@a_barker_82 congrats. proud of you for standing up for yourself. so hard to do under those circumstances. much respect and support.
— SKOTT.DALTONIC (@skottdaltonic) November 19, 2012
@a_barker_82 Kid, grow up and shut up. The loudest one in the room is the weakest one in the room. You’re quitting, we got it.
— Mitch Carlson (@the_bigMC) November 19, 2012
@a_barker_82 It’s easy to do what’s popular. It’s difficult to do what’s right.
— THE P.R.O. (@theproismusic) November 19, 2012
@a_barker_82 You are an idiot and are not entitled to anything. You sure seem to be loving the spotlight. I hope no one takes you.
— Andy Neborak (@AndyNeborak) November 19, 2012