Republican Tommy Tuberville, the former coach of Auburn University’s football team who this week won a seat in the Senate, received a swift fact-check on Thursday after he used a sports analogy to defend President Donald Trump.
Trump has repeatedly railed against the democratic process in recent days, falsely declaring himself the winner and calling for the counting of votes to be stopped in places where he is leading.
Tuberville echoed the president’s comments on Twitter.
“The election results are out of control,” he wrote. “It’s like the whistle has blown, the game is over, and the players have gone home, but the referees are suddenly adding touchdowns to the other team’s side of the scoreboard.”
Tuberville’s tweet went viral for all the wrong reasons as critics pointed out why his analogy just didn’t make sense: