By Cara Bahniuk
On Wednesday, the Carolina Hurricanes announced that Ron Francis was removed as general manager and assigned a new role in the organization. Since then, fans on Twitter have taken it upon themselves to apply for the now-open GM position.
As with every team account, the Carolina Hurricanes’ social media team does not have any say in team business. Yet, the Canes Twitter account saw an influx of “applications,” and decided to handle the situation the best way they knew how: by trolling.
If you're one of the many fans around the league who has inquired about applying to be our GM, you can submit your resume here: https://t.co/PQnUiO0Yr1 #Canes pic.twitter.com/RNO8LTG7li
— Carolina Hurricanes (@NHLCanes) March 9, 2018
The tweet was professional. In included a photo of the arena and the hashtag #CANES.
The link, however, did not go to a splash page which allowed the submission of resumes. It instead went to the Youtube page of Rick Astley’s number-one hit Never Gonna Give You Up.
Yup, they Rickrolled their fans.
Well played, Hurricanes. 👏
S/T to @ErikThomas748 for first sending us the tweet.
Headline Photo: @NHLCanes
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