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Texas Rangers dismiss staffer who tweeted 'Fire Charlie'

FORT WORTH, TX - OCTOBER 03: Head coach

FORT WORTH, TX - OCTOBER 03: Head coach Charlie Strong of the Texas Longhorns looks on as the Longhorns prepare to take on the TCU Horned Frogs at Amon G. Carter Stadium on October 3, 2015 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) Credit: Getty Images / Tom Pennington

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Rangers have dismissed a social media staffer who accidentally tweeted on the team's official account that Texas football coach Charlie Strong should be fired.

The tweet "Fire Charlie. # bye" appeared on the account Saturday afternoon as TCU beat Texas 50-7. It was quickly deleted, and the team issued a statement apologizing to Strong and the University of Texas.

The team said the tweet was "very inappropriate and insensitive" and was posted by a member of the social media department who wasn't working on Saturday. The staffer is no longer an employee, the team said.

The tweet was captured by several users in a screen grab and was still being circulated Saturday afternoon.

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