What's up with all these extremely similar tweets from enraged former fans/season ticket holders? #Copypasta #ThursdayThoughts
We downloaded tweets containing "That seals the deal. I am no longer a/an <X> fan. I've been a fan since <Y> and a season ticket holder since <Z>/ I officially will not be renewing my plan next season nor will I watch on TV ever again". Very few look automated (it's not bots).
The earliest tweets of this form are from July 2019 and nearly all are directed at the Baltimore Orioles, with the first tweet coming from @will61375.
The volume of the "That seals the deal. I am no longer a/an <X> fan" copypasta increased dramatically on July 22nd as the result of @YearOfTheCovid using it as a reply to a @RedSox #BlackLivesMatter tweet, and has remained high since.
Retweet network(s) for the "that seals the deal" copypasta. The largest network consists mostly of accounts using it as an anti- #BlackLivesMatter reply over the last month or so. Smaller networks consist of older tweets, generally in an apolitical context.