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College Athletes Are Crushing The NCAA For Its Tweet

first_imgA general view of the NCAA logo at center court.CHARLOTTE, NC – MARCH 20: A general view of the court before the game between the Georgia Bulldogs and Michigan State Spartans during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Time Warner Cable Arena on March 20, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)Earlier this week, the NCAA sent out a tweet that started a social media firestorm. The tweet showed a “day in the life” type video showcasing what it’s like to be a student-athlete.In the video, a student can be seen waking up from his bed and being thrust immediately into class. He then goes to a workout before getting some quality time with friends.After a quick break with friends, he plays in a basketball game before hitting the books in the library. Then it’s off to bed for this student athlete.Here’s the video.Student and athlete — a day in the life. pic.twitter.com/KBLa1gBLnq— NCAA (@NCAA) March 17, 2019In the days following the tweet’s existence, current and former college athletes ripped the NCAA for its depiction of a student-athlete.From former Texas Longhorns basketball star Myles Turner to former Maryland football star Torrey Smith, athletes from around the country gave their thoughts. pic.twitter.com/mxz5dphuFG— Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) March 19, 2019Of course, the most-popular joke made on Twitter in response to the tweet from the NCAA centered around the actor’s salary. An actor playing a student-athlete was paid more to misrepresent the actual life of the student-athletes who don’t get paid.The irony wasn’t lost on most of those responding to the NCAA.last_img read more