Republican contender John Kasich used a New Hampshire town hall Friday morning to throw some shade at the Philadelphia 76ers, according to ABC political reporter Ben Gittleson.
Kasich says he ran into the @Sixers in his hotel this morning. "How did I know who they were? They were really tall." Then he insults them.— Ben Gittleson (@bgittleson) October 23, 2015
Jokes they haven't had too many skills lately. https://t.co/C9JNOhGipg— Ben Gittleson (@bgittleson) October 23, 2015
The 76ers fired back on Twitter minutes later and then promptly deleted their tweet, but not before Gittleson got a screencap:
Here's a better screenshot of that deleted @Sixers tweet about @JohnKasich. pic.twitter.com/yyTyDFqpdM— Ben Gittleson (@bgittleson) October 23, 2015
Kasich, who is the governor of Ohio, is polling at three percent, according to the results of a Quinnipiac University poll released on Thursday. In the 2014–2015 season, the 76ers won 22 percent of their games.