Buddy Murphy deletes tweet after receiving backlash for choice of photo and issues apology
Former WWE star Buddy Murphy, now known as Buddy Matthews, is officially a free agent. Murphy tweeted out a photo of hands breaking free from chains with the caption “It’s here! #FreeAgent” but ended up deleting the tweet. Here is a screenshot of a tweet.
Matthews received backlash due from fans due to his choice of photo and how it could be interpreted as him comparing his WWE run to slavery. It appears that Matthews did a Google search for “freedom” and chose the first picture that appeared.
Matthews issued the following apology…
My apologies for the tweet I posted earlier today if it offended you. It wasn’t my intention AT ALL! And FAR from what I intended it to mean! deleted the the tweet. Once again. My apologies!
— Buddy Matthews (@WWE_Murphy) August 31, 2021
Here were some of the reactions to the tweet…
Buddy Murphy’s new entrance leaked pic.twitter.com/hNrT1WN8RD
— Public Enemies Podcast (@TheEnemiesPE3) August 31, 2021
First audio released from Buddy Murphy after his release pic.twitter.com/qMmAEkL1dV
— Soundwave (@LocalSoundwave) August 31, 2021
Buddy murphy during his no compete phase: pic.twitter.com/oaA0NAbmIs
— Shubby Owodunni (@OwodunniShubby) August 31, 2021
Buddy Murphy: pic.twitter.com/qYeQBIGAWV
— Vic Damone Jr (@wholesomefoxx) August 31, 2021