Austin, Texas (ValleyCentral) — Dallas Cowboys kicker Brett Maher has been kicked out of the hands of the most unexpected of men: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.
During Team America’s game against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday in the NFC Divisional Playoff game, Abbott took to Twitter to say he could hit as well as Maher, who struggled with the “shouts” by conceding field goal after field goal in the playoffs.
On Sunday, the kicker did not appear to be trusted by the team’s coach, who left Maher on the sidelines after he conceded an extra point even as the team faced fourth and fifth field goals 3 points behind. Eventually, Maher actually saw the action in the game and made two successful field goal attempts.
San Francisco won 19–12 to advance to the NFC Championship Game, and the Cowboys’ season ended with another playoff loss.
The governor’s tweet caused a storm of emotions. response frenzyearning extra points with some.
“This is the funniest tweet ever,” said Twitter user Ryan Stuman.
“And the winner of the Most Violent Tweet of the Year so far is…,” wrote Errol Webber.
Others responded by trolling the governor.
“You’re just frustrated that everything he kicks goes LEFT,” wrote Tim Fancher.