The Canadian rock band have been caught up in an argument with a sports star, but they manage to deal with it like stars.
Posted on Dec 06, 2011 02:24 pm
Nickelback have been drawn into another round of sporting controversy after trading jabs with a baseball pitcher over Twitter.
It follows news from last week where the band performed at halftime during a football game despite a 55,000 strong petition asking them not to.
The Twitter fight began when Peter Moylan, a relief pitcher for the Atlanta Braves baseball team, said that Nickelback should take a leaf from the Foo Fighters if they wanted to improve.
"Note to @nickelback please attend a @foofighters concert. That's how's it should be done chad," he tweeted.
The vibe was retweeted by more than 90 people, but the band were quick to send their tactful reply: "@PeterMoylan Foos are killer for sure. We're doing just fine too thanks. ? for you Pete, is watching Kimbrel better from the bench or on TV?"
The Kimbrel in question was Moylan's fellow Braves pitcher and 2011 National League rookie of the year. It was a smooth reply, and the band wanted to clear up with fans that there was no serious fight on the cards.
"There is no beef w/ @PeterMoylan. We both took shots. We didn't take it seriously. To each their own. No harm meant, all the best to him," the band wrote.
Similarly, Moylan seemed to share the sentiment and added: "Nothing like lighting a fire in the twitter world! Where would we be without s--- talking?"
Nickelback have something of a love/hate relationship with the public. On one hand, there's the haters who sign petitions for them to stay out of their city, and on the other there are enough buyers to send album after album to number one. We won't comment on the music, but props are due to their savvy twitter reply and this self-parody on Funny Or Die. If anything, their sense of humour is perfectly sound.