When campaigning in Indiana, it’s probably a good idea to have your basketball terminology down pat.
Unfortunately for Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz,calling a basketball hoop a “ring” in the basketball-crazed state backfired and was widely mocked on Twitter.
The gaffe happened while Cruz was trying to recreate a scene from the iconic basketball movie “Hoosiers,” which took place in Indiana.
“The amazing thing is, that basketball ring in Indiana, it's the same height as it is New York City and every other place in this country," Cruz said during a rally.
Twitter erupted in mockery.
When ted cruz called a hoop a "basketball ring" pic.twitter.com/RWfaDYwJoI— James Custer (@JamesCuster_II) April 27, 2016
When you hear Ted Cruz call a basketball goal a "basketball ring" pic.twitter.com/Ycrru1Za5z— Pro Hoops History (@ProHoopsHistory) April 27, 2016
Who on earth other than Ted Cruz calls it a "basketball ring"?— Bunkie Perkins (@BunkiePerkins) April 27, 2016
Ted Cruz is in Indiana right now and just called a basketball hoop a "basketball ring."Man, he really resonates with the working man.— DoctorContrarian (@PhysicsDadRebel) April 26, 2016