Carly Fiorina learned the hard way Friday that mixing politics and sports can be a dangerous endeavor.

Twitter users said Fiorina was pandering to Iowa voters after the GOP presidential hopeful announced in a tweet that she was rooting for the Iowa Hawkeyes to win the Rose Bowl, even though they were playing against her own alma mater, Stanford

Love my alma mater, but rooting for a Hawkeyes win today#RoseBowl

— Carly Fiorina (@CarlyFiorina) January 1, 2016

But the tweets took a turn after the Hawkeyes lost to Stanford by a crushing score of 45 to 16, spurring the #CarlyCurse hashtag. Read more…

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Fans blame #CarlyCurse after Fiorina roots for Iowa in the Rose Bowl