Did the Houston Rockets go too far on their Twitter account?

When the game was underway¬†(ROUND TWO, BABY!!!!!) last night between the Houston Rockets and the Dallas Mavericks, this is a tweet that was posted from the Rockets’ official social media account:

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via Twitter (@SBNation)

As you can see, there are two emojis at the top of a horse and a gun.

Seems as if there was some backlash because the tweet was removed and then this was posted:

Maybe because of this?

Here are some responses…

Now, of course these are probably Rockets fans responding to the Rockets’ account. So I went and looked at responses to the SB Nation account…

So. There you have it.

I’ll save my opinion seeing as though I’m TOTALLY biased (H-TOWN!!!!!!), but what do you guys think?

Updated: April 29, 2015, 3:00pm

You know, I understand it rubbed some people the wrong way, but I DEFINITELY don’t think it warranted him getting fired.


Have we really become this sensitive? Over some emojis? REALLY? And with SPORTS!? The home of trash talk?


And this:


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