Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) posted a celebratory selfie late Monday from the NCAA championship game -- just moments before his team lost.
The GOP senator cheered on Texas Tech, whose championship bid came up short in overtime against Virginia, and other Twitter users mocked his selfie taken in the upper deck of Minneapolis' U.S. Bank Stadium.
35 seconds. ONE point LEAD. GO RED RAIDERS!!! #1 Defense. https://t.co/S5XBefCsk1— Ted Cruz (@Ted Cruz)1554780211.0
Texas Tech ultimately fell 85-77 in overtime, and other social media users hammered Cruz for celebrating a one-point lead late in the game.
@tedcruz literal cursed tweet— mark (@mark)1554781964.0
@tedcruz hey ted what happened next?— Jamison Foser (@Jamison Foser)1554782818.0
@tedcruz Classic Ted, ruining things since 1970.— Ryan Hopprich (@Ryan Hopprich)1554784005.0
This is one of the saddest things I've ever seen. I can't express how deeply sad this makes me. https://t.co/C1UILeZfaS— Ken Tremendous (@Ken Tremendous)1554785669.0
Always embarrassing when a politician is caught sending out a dick pic https://t.co/zYbn8yc9qK— Jess Dweck (@Jess Dweck)1554792835.0
@tedcruz @nycsouthpaw Now I know why we lost.— The Book Viking (@The Book Viking)1554782230.0
@tedcruz This is your fault, Ted.— Irma Fernandez (@Irma Fernandez)1554782000.0
@tedcruz @nycsouthpaw I was rooting for them right up until I saw this tweet.— Michel de Nostradame — M🍑 (@Michel de Nostradame — M🍑)1554782753.0
@tedcruz @EmilyB210 the real reason why tech lost. Rockets lost the playoff game when he showed up too— Alyssa (@Alyssa)1554783884.0
@tedcruz Sick seats, Ted— Mike Goldberg (@Mike Goldberg)1554784549.0
@tedcruz It’s worth Texas Tech losing, just knowing you’ll spend the rest of your night all mopey and sad. Signed, A born and raised Texan— Dustin "Christmas Tree" Perry (@Dustin "Christmas Tree" Perry)1554784171.0
@tedcruz 35 seconds is all Ted Cruz needs. 😘 https://t.co/4kNJfQmRxn— Santa Claus, CEO (@Santa Claus, CEO)1554784164.0
Cruz followed up with another tweet after Texas Tech lost, but that didn't go much better.
A heartbreaking loss, but an AMAZING game. Congrats to @TexasTechMBB for a history-making season. Overtime in the N… https://t.co/UEUYh0LDhH— Ted Cruz (@Ted Cruz)1554783600.0
@tedcruz @TexasTechMBB Someone needs to pay damages for pain and suffering for designing that shirt.— todd (@todd)1554783709.0
@tedcruz @TexasTechMBB Oh my god Ted people can see this— Jay Willis (@Jay Willis)1554784042.0
@tedcruz @TexasTechMBB “What’s even cooler than a pic of me in this teen-style Wrangler shirt looking extremely rel… https://t.co/aEKp7xCTCz— kyla (@kyla)1554790941.0
@tedcruz @TexasTechMBB I am so grateful to not be you, hahahahha— KJ (@KJ)1554783666.0