Earlier this afternoon, Chicago native (and five-star recruit) Cliff Alexander announced his decision to play for the Kansas Jayhawks instead of his hometown Illinois Fighting Illini. The move alone was probably enough to upset much of the school’s fan base, but the way he made his selection – by first picking up the Illinois hat before putting it down – has outraged Illini supporters.
They’re going after him on Twitter pretty hardcore – these aren’t even some of the worst tweets we’ve seen directed his way.
@humblekid11 is my new most disliked college athlete. What a dbag move.
— Willy Knox (@yrock7) November 15, 2013
@humblekid11 hope you tear your acl at Kansas Js, #noclass
— Nick (@Nick_Milller) November 15, 2013
@humblekid11 the way you dissed illinois and John Groce was disgusting.. faking grabbing the Illinois hat… what a bum.. #illini
— Ashton Cripe (@AshtonCripe) November 15, 2013
Picking up the Kansas hat is fine, but pretending to pick the Illinois hat first to be...