Tyrann Mathieu posts confusing tweet ahead of Florida-LSU game
Former LSU safety Tyrann Mathieu may have gotten a little confused about which slogan he was supposed to use ahead of Saturday’s game between his Tigers and Florida.
When chanting at opposing teams and fans, LSU students use the phrase “Tiger Bait.” Similarly, Florida fans use “Gator Bait.”
However, when Mathieu tweeted his support for the Tigers on Friday, he accidentally used “Gator Bait,” in his message:
Gator Bait. Let’s GEAUX pic.twitter.com/WAPTZEpp4y
— Tyrann Mathieu (@Mathieu_Era) October 11, 2019
— Jamie Taylor (@closer2theEdge7) October 11, 2019
Strike that. Tiger bait
— Brett Duthu (@BDuthu) October 11, 2019
It’s Tiger Bait my man.
— Jeff Reaux (@JeffReaux1) October 11, 2019
Man tiger bait but we’re with you
— taylor webber (@taylorwebber20) October 11, 2019
Not sure he knows how this works…. https://t.co/ll1xTW0bMH
— Florida Gator Content from… (@OurTwoBits) October 11, 2019
Of course, Mathieu, who now plays for the Kansas City Chiefs, will be rooting for LSU on Saturday, despite what his tweet may have incorrectly stated. He played for the Tigers from 2010-11.
No. 5 LSU and No. 7 Florida are set to kick off on Saturday at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN.