Why was Randy Ross thread deleted?

Why was the thread i started that questioned Randy Ross’s politically charged twitter “likes” deleted? This is the Football Insider Board and he is the Director of Football Operations for the Razorback football team. I believe that the number of responses showed that it is a relevant question. My initial post was not mean spirited in any way and I had no problem with Swine Fusion deleting some of the responses and locking the thread. But I don’t understand why it was deleted.

It was getting out of hand very quickly. The mod took care of it and I’m glad. What you said wasn’t bad but some of the responses were headed that way.

Clay and I both agreed that the thread should be deleted. I’ll be locking this one, too.

We have a rule on our board that prohibits discussion about politics.