Ohio State runner Nick Bosa was chosen second by the San Francisco 49ers during the NFL draft on Thursday night, but some fans were not happy with the selection because of the controversial history of social media.
Bosa, 21, told ESPN earlier this month that he cleaned up his Twitter account of the political tweets he wrote. The athlete tweeted regularly about his support for President Trump and his disdain for the former 49ers quarterback, Colin Kaepernick. He told the media that he eliminated those tweets for fear that the city of San Francisco would not fully accept him if he was recruited by the West Coast team.
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"I had to do it," Bosa told ESPN. "There is a possibility that I may end up in San Francisco."
Screenshots of Bosa's tweets showed him calling Kaepernick "a clown."
After the 49ers chose Bosa, the users of the social networks went on Twitter to discuss the election.
Former ESPN hostess Jemele Hill tweeted: "So my 49ers took Nick Bosa …" She included an image of a Cleveland Cavaliers fan who seemed frustrated.
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"I'm sorry, 49ers, I've been a fan for over 30 years, but I've fainted after the league included you to keep [Colin] Kaepernick is out of the league but now I'm finished with your writing [Nick Bosa] You do not care about character and unity ", a user of social networks wrote.
"I've been a fan of the Niners since the days of Jerry Rice and Joe Montana. I was exaggerating about them by writing it. But it seems that Nick Bosa only eliminated them because he knew that # 49 players would choose him. I do not think many fans or players of the San Francisco 49ers agree with that ", a tweet read.
"The fans of the 49ers after choosing Nick Bosa", a tweet read with a gif.
Some of Bosa's future teammates welcomed the team.
The defensive end, Solomon Thomas, tweeted: "I'm excited that you join the D line !!
"Welcome to the team! Let's go to work!" Wrote linebacker Kwon Alexander.
Bosa said at a press conference after the draft that he was "excited" to be part of the team.
"It's a historical franchise, they know how to win and I think they're on the right track and I'm excited to be a part of it," he said.
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Bosa's older brother, Joey, plays for the Los Angeles Chargers and was named Defensive Rookie of the Year in the NFL in 2016.
Ryan Gaydos, from Fox News, contributed to this report.