Gears Of War Coach Would Kindly Like You To Stop Tagging Him About Cricket

Gears Of War Coach Would Kindly Like You To Stop Tagging Him About Cricket

If you’re a fan of the Ashes cricket matches, the last 24 hours have been a great time to be on Twitter. If you’re a Gears of War coach whose name also happens to be Ashes, it’s not been so much fun.

Nick Ridgeway, who goes by “Ashes” online, is one of the most successful coaches in the Gears of War community. But because people don’t know how to use Twitter properly, whenever 11 Englishwomen or 10 Englishmen get flogged on the field, his mentions invariably pop off.

So as a small PSA, again — because this happened during the last Ashes series — Ridgeway kindly reminded people that winning, as opposed to losing over the course of five days, was his speciality:

It’s not the first time cricket Twitter has invariably slid its way into the mentions of some poor gamer. Last year, a British game developer — who shared the same name as the head administrator for Australian cricket — had to pin a Tweet letting everyone know he had nothing to do with sandpaper.

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The bright side from all of this, apart from some poor American getting bombarded about cricket, is that Ridgeway knows Australia is winning.


  • Just as bad as when people were angry about an episode from the tv show Offspring so all were screaming on twitter to the offspring twitter page about it but were screaming to the band The Offspring. Always some poor person or brand that gets it whether they like it or not because people either don’t check or don’t care.

  • The sandpaper scandal one was great, he gave up trying to explain every five minutes and had some fun with it instead.

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