A Guy's Mocking His Son’s "Robotics Tournament" On Twitter Was A Troll Job That Got People Angry
"I’m at a Lego robotics tournament for my oldest and you’ve never seen this many depressed fathers in one place. We’re all thinking, 'Other kids play football,'" conservative commentator Jesse Kelly wrote in a troll that still got a lot of people upset.
Jesse Kelly, a conservative commentator and talk radio host from Houston, set off a mild internet firestorm Sunday night, after sending a series of apparently joke tweets mocking what he said was his son's Lego robotics tournament.
The whole thread is an apparent troll job. Still, a lot of people reacted viscerally to his tweets, saying he was sending the wrong message.
"I'm at a Lego robotics tournament for my oldest and you've never seen this many depressed fathers in one place. We're all thinking, 'Other kids plays football...'"
Lego robotics is an international competition for kids, which involves a real-world scientific challenge introduced by First Lego League. The robotics element of the competition involves programming autonomous robots to complete tasks.
Kelly continued to tweet from the tournament Sunday, apparently mocking the competition and hinting at his boredom and displeasure over having to be there.
"They have a play by play announcer. On my life, I'm not making that up."
He added later, "They just announced the champion and this place is rocking like it's the Super Bowl. I don't belong here."