WARNING: Vulgar language.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Chiefs via Twitter are apologizing to their fans for a private tweet that was sent to a unhappy Chiefs fan -- or by his standards -- a former fan.
It started Monday night when Travis Wright, aka @teedubya, vented his disappointment in the Chiefs. In a profanity-laced tweet, he said the Chiefs have $30 million to spend on players and suggested that the failure to do so is unethical. See Wright's tweet below.
I'm not much of a @kcchiefs fan anymore. Clark Hunt's yearly 30m under the cap bullshit is unethical. Greedy bastard owners can F.O. cc @nfl
— Travis Wright - #marketing #cmo (@teedubya) September 11, 2012
On Tuesday, Wright claimed the official Twitter account for the Kansas City Chiefs responded with a private tweet -- and then blocked him. In essence, the private tweet suggested Wright get his facts straight and to "get a clue". Wright then made the private tweet public. See below.
Hours later the official Twitter account for the Chiefs responded -- this time publicly. The message, an apology to all fans.
I apologize to the fans for my response to a tweet sent to me earlier. No excuse for my actions. I am truly sorry and it won't happen again.
— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) September 11, 2012
Wright claimed the Chiefs had $30 million to spend on players under the NFL's salary cap rules. On Wednesday, a Chiefs spokesperson disputed the $30 million figures as well, claiming that the team only has around $16 million under the salary cap.
According to the Kansas City Star, if that $16 million figure is correct then the team would still have the seventh-most room under the salary cap in the NFL.
As of Tuesday night, Wright claimed he was still blocked from the Chiefs Twitter account.