Red Sox Anger Fans With Tone-Deaf Luxury Tax Tweet

John Healy
September 01, 2020 - 1:31 pm

The Boston Red Sox do not have a whole lot to celebrate this season, but on Tuesday their social media team made sure to mark one special achievement: resetting the luxury tax.

The Red Sox Twitter account posted a photo of a finger hitting the reset button on a keyboard with the caption “iykyk” – meaning “if you know, you know.”

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Needless to say, the tweet did not go over well with the rest of Red Sox Nation, which reacted with a flurry of angry replies to the tweet.

By resetting the luxury tax, the Red Sox ownership group no longer has to pay a penalty for exceeding the tax.

In order to get to this point, the Red Sox – valued at $3.3 billion behind the Yankees and Dodgers in the MLB, per Forbes – decided to trade away their best player in Mookie Betts to the Dodgers, as well as a few others at the trade deadline on Monday.

Now, they sit in dead last in the AL East at 12-23 after winning the World Series just two years ago.

The Red Sox social media team eventually deleted the tweet and responded with a follow up, “You ever miss with a tweet? Same.”

It’s just been that kind of year for the Red Sox.

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