An Alabama Crimson Tide legend is now in Twitter jail

Mandatory Credit: Gary Cosby-USA TODAY Sports
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This is a sad time for the Alabama Crimson Tide

The Alabama Crimson Tide have a great fan base, and it has evolved over the years. While Nick Saban minimizes his social media presence, plenty of fans have used social media to connect and expand their presence.

One of the staples of “Gump Twitter” (the name for the Alabama Crimson Tide community on Twitter) is Hunter L. Johnson. Johnson is a former Alabama student who made his presence felt in the student section. Johnson gained over 15,000 followers on Twitter with his wit and candor. After years of making Alabama Crimson Tide fans laugh, his account was suspended, and it appears to be gone for good.

So, why was the Alabama legend suspended? It all came down to a misunderstanding. Hunter Johnson shares a name with a former five-star quarterback recruit. He enrolled at Clemson, transferred, and was recently named the starting quarterback of the Northwestern Wildcats. This led to some lighthearted jokes from the Alabama fan on Twitter, and someone reported him for impersonating the quarterback. The jokes were taken out of context, and Twitter sided with the report.

Johnson has since created a new account, @BurnerLJohnson. It will take time to get back to his old account’s numbers, but he already has over 1500 followers in just a day. He explained his side of the story, saying he went along with someone else’s joke.

Even though he has a new account, Johnson will still be a staple of Gump Twitter. His content may be in a new place, but it’s still the same person making the content. He’ll be able to tweet about how Alabama is going to lose any time a bad play happens and who isn’t walking through the door when we face an SEC opponent.

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One account may be in Twitter jail, but Gump Twitter will continue to thrive.