Like the WFAN host he chronicles, @BackAftaThis is going back on his word.
All that’s missing? “I nevah said dat!”
Less than two weeks after the anonymous Twitter user Funhouse said he would never again post clips from Mike Francesa’s show — this, after Francesa and Entercom barred anybody from posting videos of the show without their consent, only to relent three weeks later — a comeback is in motion.
In a tweet Wednesday, @BackAftaThis asked his followers to decide whether he should resume posting clips of Francesa’s show again, apparently exasperated from chronicling the “despicable, deceitful Colin Cowherd.”
“Yes, I said I wouldn’t go back to this,” @BackAftaThis wrote. “Mike overreacted when he banned me from posting his clips (a decision he reversed two weeks later), and then I overreacted by letting my pride get in the way. We’re both too sensitive…. big deal. But it seems like I’d be more of a fraud for turning my back on the followers I’ve gained DUE TO posting Mike’s clips, compared to changing my position on it.”
On April 23, @BackAftaThis had told The Post’s Andrew Marchand he would not start tweeting out Francesa clips again unless he was getting paid for it.
“I have absolutely no plans to resume posting Mike’s clips,” @BackAftaThis said at the time. “He let me out of jail and I’m not going back willingly unless I’m compensated handsomely for it.”
There doesn’t appear to be any compensatory motive to @BackAftaThis’ change of course, but instead Wednesday he said he wanted to “give everyone a laugh, especially right now when the world kinda sucks.”
The account with more than 100,000 followers made it clear he was choosing between the lesser of two evils.
“Mike’s show is awful,” he wrote. “… As I mentioned the other day, a big catalyst for me rethinking this was getting a taste of the despicable, deceitful Colin Cowherd day after day. The grass isn’t always greener when you decide to cover other hosts. Mike may be a jerk at times, but he’s OUR jerk.”
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