Ronnie Johnson was once the darling of the Purdue Boilermaker basketball community and the guy that was going to bring them back to the top of the Big Ten ladder. However, after two years he’d worn out the welcome mat and decided following this past season to transfer away from the program.
He left Purdue with nothing but good wishes for his team, issuing the following via his Twitter account:
“Boiler nation will always be apart of me, and also thank you to everyone who supports me! And good luck to my boys in the future.”
Johnson left, and is sitting out the season as a transfer at the University of Houston.
Those well wishes and being a part of Boiler nation didn’t last very long. As Johnson took to Twitter on Monday night to bust on his former team.
Not only is Webber the coach at Kansas State, who happened to be taking on Purdue at the Maui Invitational, but had previously been the coach at Illinois from 2003 to 2012 before being let go.
To say his comment wasn’t taken too well by the Boiler nation is an understatement.
“@showtheworld3: Bruce Webber is the man.. He probably knows all of Purdue plays” this is why people are happy you left. Have some respect
— Maggie (@maggie_painter) November 24, 2014
Maybe Johnson has too much time on his hands, sitting out and waiting to play for Kelvin Sampson and the Houston Cougars?
Whatever it is, it’s probably most wise to shut your mouth and not talk junk on Twitter about the team you just left — especially one you professed to have love for.