Raiders Continue To Push Tone-Deaf Social Media Campaign
If the Raiders intent was to be sensitive to fans in Oakland, the message isn’t resonating on social media. Not only did the team reach out to season tickets holders for Las Vegas PSL deposits in the first 24 hours, the Raiders also offered an incredibly tone-deaf account of the reaction to their Las Vegas announcement…
How has social media reacted since our relocation announcement?
— OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) March 28, 2017
Seeing how a few accounts were conveniently ignored, here’s an alley-oop to the fans who had their hearts ripped out on Monday.
Draymond Green on Raiders leaving Oakland: "I wouldn't attend a game. I won't attend a game." pic.twitter.com/kxHpByRb2V
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) March 29, 2017
I cannot hate the Raiders leaving Oakland enough. Hate, hate, hate it. Those fans deserve better.
— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) March 27, 2017
As a kid from Oakland, this hurts. Sad sad day for my hometown. That's Life for you. Raiders will always be Oakland's team.
— Kirk Morrison (@kirkmorrison) March 27, 2017
Losing a team once is rough. Losing them twice borders on cruel and unusual punishment. Sad day for Oakland.
— Jimmy Durkin (@Jimmy_Durkin) March 27, 2017
Mark Davis got the Lloyd Christmas haircut… Whatever bro
— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) March 27, 2017
I know I just dumped you but I'm going to stay in our house for the next 2 years until my new gf is done building our new house. #Raiders
— Jon Ryan (@JonRyan9) March 27, 2017
Taxpayers shouldn't have to pay to keep their teams. The NFL and its owners are plenty rich. This one is on them. Not the city. #Raiders
— Casey Pratt (@CaseyPrattABC7) March 27, 2017
The Black Hole is unique to Oakland, and Owner Pat Bowlen relished the harassment that came with it. pic.twitter.com/oYHVSh2GGj
— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) March 28, 2017
Heard from some Raiders ticket holders who were astonished to get $100 Vegas deposit notice. Tone deaf as it gets.https://t.co/dE2yHKC9Nk
— Jerry McDonald (@Jerrymcd) March 29, 2017
Hope I'm wrong but feels like there's a pretty decent chance the Raiders will have the worst home field advantage in the NFL in Vegas.
— Ross Tucker (@RossTuckerNFL) March 27, 2017
As a proud ex-player,I'm afraid greed will kill the #NFL before head injuries/stigma/etc ever will.I'm ashamed how money is there core value
— Ben Leber (@nacholeber) March 28, 2017
RIP Oakland Raiders. The story of pro football in America will never be told without you.
— Mike Greenberg (@Espngreeny) March 27, 2017
Bay Area one of the richest economic zones in human history, but since owner Daffy Duck is poor, fans get screwed in OAK, taxpayers in LV.
— Patrick Daugherty (@RotoPat) March 27, 2017
Davis said fans "should understand it wasn't the coaches or the players who made the decision, it was me."He must think his fans are stupid.
— Ann Killion (@annkillion) March 27, 2017
There’s plenty of blame to go around as to why a stadium resolution wasn’t reached in Oakland and, in fact, the majority of fans tend to blame the city of Oakland.
POLL: Who should be held most responsible for #Raiders failure to build a stadium in Oakland?
— Raiders Beat (@RaidersBeat) March 28, 2017
Nevertheless, the Raiders should be diligent to remember the move to Las Vegas is life-altering for many fans in Oakland, but the last 24 hours have been more about collecting money and spraying champagne over a devastated local fan base.
So step up your game, Raiders. Get your heads out of the sand. It’s time to carry the fans that have carried your team in Oakland.