Missouri football fans awoke Wednesday to find a strange sight online: the program’s Twitter account had been suspended.
On National Signing Day.
Shawn Davis, the Assistant Director of Strategic Communications for Mizzou football and baseball, posted on Twitter: “Twitter dinged us and probably every other football account for using copyrighted songs. Been using them for years, but they just started making claims in the last week.”
Davis told The Star that he believed the Twitter suspension happened at some point on Tuesday night.
There was one residual effect: Missouri’s football account had just 56 followers at 8 a.m. That makes it tough to get the word out about players who have signed with the program.