WWE Alumni Kevin Nash Goes on Twitter Tirade

Cardiff Wanderer@@CardiffWandererCorrespondent IIApril 4, 2013

Kevin Nash (left) was a great talker as a wrestler (Image Obtained From WWE.com)
Kevin Nash (left) was a great talker as a wrestler (Image Obtained From WWE.com)

WWE alumni Kevin Nash went on a Twitter rant in the early hours of Thursday morning over the abuse suffered by the college athletes at Rutgers (h/t Bleacher Report's Ethan Grant). 

The five-time WCW champion sent out a message the previous evening that suggested that he would have dealt with the abusive coach in his own way. However, replies to that message sent the man known as “Big Sexy” on a rather bizarre tangent. 

His first message read:

Wish Mike Rice was my coach in college we would have gotten along great #knockedthatbitchout

Kevin Nash (@RealKevinNash) April 3, 2013

Followed by this prolonged response several hours later:

Mike Rice says he was wrong, wonder if Hitler would have the same sound bite.In no wag saying being a douche bag can scratch the holocaust

— Kevin Nash (@RealKevinNash) April 4, 2013

 

The AD at Rutgers has got to go.Penn State ring a bell.Student Athletes should never be subject to this.Need a job Rice?Dodge ball 100k

— Kevin Nash (@RealKevinNash) April 4, 2013

 

Just had someone tell me to back off.Calling players f***ots sorry motherfucker.It's 2013 this conduct is so wrong.My kid=beat you bigget

— Kevin Nash (@RealKevinNash) April 4, 2013

 

Hitler felt he was in the right, take the analogy to it's darkest point then move forward.70 years later.People no excuse for this ,man up.

— Kevin Nash (@RealKevinNash) April 4, 2013

 

Not comparing Hitlet to Sandusky nor him to Rice. One is a mad man but the other 2 are university cover-ups.My coach touched me once.....

— Kevin Nash (@RealKevinNash) April 4, 2013

 

Clearly, the abuse suffered by those players at Rutgers was intolerable, and coach Mike Rice was rightly fired. Such bullying is clearly close to Nash’s heart, as he is a former college athlete. He was obviously trying to give his support to the players.

However, invoking the Holocaust as a comparison is always going to bring critical opinions. 

The systematic eradication of millions of people is a horror unimaginable to those who did not encounter it. Comparing this to the mistreatment of college athletes is going to rile some members of the public due to cultural significance the Holocaust carries.  

Nash did clarify that the Holocaust was incomparable with this situation and then went on to explain that he was “pro gay religion and pro jew” in these tweets. 

Nice to block all the anti-gay and Semitic in one night.And that makes me drunk because I see no color, sexual preference or religious sects

— Kevin Nash (@RealKevinNash) April 4, 2013

It's funny when I'm pro gun, antiNorth Korea and lock down our southern borders I'm fine.But go pro Gay, religion, and pro jew I'm drunk

— Kevin Nash (@RealKevinNash) April 4, 2013

 

Nash has had a history of going on Twitter drunk, as his final tweet indicates. He also had the right message at heart, but his inelegant metaphor has forced the focus away from his support for the victims.

With this being WrestleMania week, there is always going to be more focus on current and former WWE superstars. It is unfortunate that what was intended to be a show of solidarity has gone off on this unintended tangent.