Rhode Island Basketball: A Providence Friars Twitter Account With Pro-Rhody Tweets?

@PCFriars Tweet

The rivalry between the Rhode Island Rams and the Providence Friars added another chapter today… and the game hasn’t even started yet. Around 11:00 this morning, a supposed pro-PC Twitter account (@PCFriars) did a complete 180 and began firing off tweets in support of Rhody, in what can only be described as the modern-day version of stealing the opponent’s mascot. Check them out:

@PCFriars Rhody Ruckus

@PCFriars Let's Go Rhody

It’s not clear as to if this was a PC account that was hacked, or if it was a hoax account set up by URI fans. The account didn’t send it’s first tweet until yesterday, so it’s possible that a Rhody fan (or fans) created the account, posed as the PC mascot, and spent 15-ish hours gaining PC fan followers. Then they unleashed the planned heel-turn in a brilliant Catfish-esque plot.

Or maybe it was really a PC account and someone just hacked it. You never know with these PC folk. The password was probably “password”. Or “1234”. Either way, it made for some pretty hilarious entertainment on Twitter today.

It didn’t last long, however. Soon after the above tweets made the rounds, the account was suspended. You had to see that one coming, but it was certainly fun while it lasted. Plus, the Rhody Ruckus used the suspension to squeeze in one last shot at the Friars:


Tonight should be fun.

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