You hate to see it.
Update: Angela says her husband tweeted that reply out. That would mean her husband would have to physically unlock her iPhone to send out that Tweet? OK?!
Mike always has my back and I’m thankful for that! However I’ve decided to get him his own twitter so he can feel free to speak his mind ?? Have fun everyone it’s @mf_ruch @Twitter will never be the same! I’ll keep my head down and keep digging! Thanks everyone!— Angela Ruch (@Angela__Ruch) February 26, 2020
It looks like NASCAR Truck Series driver Angela Ruch might have a mandatory social media etiquette class in her future following a vitriolic tweet sent out earlier today in response to a Twitter comment from NBCSN NASCAR analyst Parker Kligerman. Parker quote-tweeted a video of Ruch spinning out during pole qualifying, throwing in his .02 how qualification standards should be raised, and in response Ruch commented back a few choice words.
Here’s her response embedded below and in the inevitable event she deletes her response, there’s a mirror here.
Dip shit! I blew a tire! The deference between me and u little b:;$&&$ is I make my own path !! In fact if u do not shut your trap I will slap your little ass! Sad little fellas that no one dated in high school !— Angela Ruch (@Angela__Ruch) February 26, 2020
As mentioned, Angela Ruch competes in the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck series. Ruch’s latest race was at the Strat 200 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway where her Toyota qualified second to last and managed a 24th overall finish out of 32 starters.
The video in question is of Ruch’s qualifying out lap where, according to Ruch, she blew a tire. Several replies to Kligerman’s comment allege she mis-shifted, but that’s besides the point.
Kligerman’s comment, to Ruch, was an insult thrown her way. Kligerman hints that Ruch’s driving ability is not up to par with what a top 3 series NASCAR driver should be.
NASCAR’s top 3 series comprises the NASCAR Cup, Xfinity, and the Gander RV’s Outdoor Truck series which Ruch races in.
While it’s understandable that Ruch would take offense to Kligerman’s comment, her reply was 100 percent crossing the line. It was unprofessional, mean-spirited, and uncalled for.
Ruch’s response is disturbing given that she’s not funding her race season on her own but has the full-season support of DWF Flooring and Cabinets and COREtec,also a flooring company. Ruch also benefits from the technical support of Reaume Bros Racing.
On top of that, she’s also a Mom of two kids less than a year old.
Responses to her reply weren’t exactly pulling back either.
I’m not going to comment on the argument here but for the love of god, tweet coherently and with proper punctuation.— Brian Murphy (@Brian_Murphy_) February 26, 2020
That’s pretty unprofessional of you @Angela__Ruch We (me and my 5 year old daughter) would always cheer you on ! But to hear this side of you….wow I’m speechless and disappointed?— ? Buckle ? #RowdyNation ? (@speedway_18) February 26, 2020
Parker Kligerman has two wins in the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series, two poles, and 36 top 10s. You, on the other hand are, 0, 0, and 1, resepectively, that one being due to all the competitive trucks wrecking out. Your path is one that leads to 26th-28th place, 3-4 laps down.— ToadWarrior75 (@ToadWarrior75) February 26, 2020
Recently, I’ve learned about the HALT technique to replying, for online and in real life. Basically, you should not reply to anyone if you’re hungry, angry, lonely, or tired.
Perhaps Ruch should consider using this technique on Twitter in the future because the season’s just begun.