Last weekend, before Sporting Kansas City pulled out the win against the Chicago Fire, I went to Twitter to see if my followers thought Peter Vermes should be fired. Sporting were on a two-game losing streak, including a 5-1 home loss to Los Angeles Football Club. The club sat in last place and the season had been beyond poor up to that point.
First, to be perfectly clear, I and no one at The Blue Testament believe that Peter Vermes should be fired. It’s a bad season, sure, but injuries and other factors have played a huge part and it’s far from over.
But when you go to Twitter with a question, you know you might not always get a rational response. However, I’m happy to say it was a pretty reasonable reply. There was shock and funny gifs in the comments and as of this story 1,202 voters have responded and 76% answered “Absolutely Not.”
There was even a bit of a surge of activity around the poll when some FC Cincinnati fans said they’d love to have Peter Vermes. It’s possible they voted “yes” but the poll held around 75-76% in favor of keeping Peter from a couple hundred votes in until this story was published.
The Twitter poll is still open until Saturday and for good measure I’ve added a poll to the bottom of this post to see if the TBT readers are lined up with my Twitter followers. To give further clarification to the poll, some that voted “Let’s see how 2019 ends” made it clear that there is more nuance than the poll allows for. That’s fair. Enjoy the comments on Twitter and add your own below.
Should #SportingKC fire Peter Vermes?— Chad Smith (@PlayFor90) July 6, 2019
There is a lot of negative talk so I want to see how Twitter feels. Personally I think I've been pretty clear on this.
Below is the TBT poll but you won’t see it if you use Apple News or Google AMP to view this post.
Should Sporting KC fire Peter Vermes?
This poll is closed
Let’s see how 2019 ends