Awkward: Warren Gatland just removed all the Chiefs from his professional LinkedIn network

Sport Review #123

NEWSDESK: Embattled Chiefs coach Warren Gatland has dropped a bombshell on his squad by removing the entire playing and coaching staff from his professional network on LinkedIn.

Gatland, who led the Hamilton-based franchise to an 0-8 record in Super Rugby Aotearoa, took the drastic action late on a Tuesday night, using business-orientated website LinkedIn’s mobile phone application.

A prolific LinkedIn user, Gatland used the platform to share his frustrations with referees, officials and baristas, reaching out to players involved in the upcoming Lions tour of South Africa, and weekly three hour whiteboard sessions on why Warren Ball doesn’t exist

“Unfriending 45 people who I was coaching just days ago is just co-incidence,” Gatland told reporters. “It’s not like I was sitting on the loo one night, couldn't contain the rage burning inside me and decided to lash out. That’s a joke by the way.”

Social media expert Anton Hot-Desk said the effects could be devastating. “LinkedIn may be a hotbed of hubris and inane self-promotion, but when you have a coach with the emotional range of a letterbox, you need to connect any way you can.”

The Chiefs playing squad has responded with a series of Tik Tok memes focussed on celebration and backflips set to ‘Nah Nah Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye’.

Thanks for reading - Richard

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