The Carolina Panthers “relieved” their general manager Dave Gettleman of his duties Monday, inspiring shock, pleasure and a slew of “Game of Thrones” TV show references on Twitter.
Panthers’ fan favorite Steve Smith, who was fired by Gettleman, had the best tweet of all, however:
“Its Okay! Dave I know how you feel…..” Smith tweeted, with a photo of himself smiling broadly.
Smith’s numerous fans instantly got the joke and chimed in, including many who wondered if this meant Smith would be coming back to the team for his planned retirement.
“Karma at it’s finest,” tweeted Brittany Bowden.
“Please come back to Carolina and retire now that Dave is gone…or even better… un-retire and play again!! Puh-lease!!!!” tweeted Lauren Tomlin.