Rashaan Evans shocked pretty much the whole college football world last week. On national signing day, the five star linebacker was expected to commit to Auburn - where he lives 2 miles from - and play for the Tigers. Instead he announced he'd be becoming a member of Alabama Crimson Tide's program, a fierce rival of Auburn.
Well Auburn fans haven't forgotten about this so called 'betrayal'. And in a pathetic, yet entirely believably reaction, they have decided to try and get their own back.
In an interview with Rivals.com, Evans spoke out about how far some portions of the spurned fan-base have been going, not limited to the usual social media but including telling restaurants to not serve him and his family, to trying to get Evans in trouble at school:
"It's getting worse," Evans said on Monday evening. "Someone actually put out an article about my family's business telling all Auburn fans not to go there. We are going to eventually start losing money. People are telling restaurants in the town not to serve us.
"It's hard for me to go out and chill with my friends like I have always done because people keep coming up to me telling me I made a bad decision. It's grown men. They are asking me why I did this to them. I told them I had to do what is best for me.
"You know I knew this would happen. I knew people would be mad and say stuff. I didn't think it would be like this. It wasn't a complete shock to me, but I guess that's just how fans are.
"It's just crazy right now. What's getting crazy is people are going to the board at my school trying to get me in trouble. They are telling my teachers I am a bad kid and all this stuff. It's just bad right now.
"Social media has definitely been the worst. People on Instagram are telling me how they hope I tear my ACL in game one. They will laugh when I do. They are saying my family is horrible and how they didn't raise me right. It's just crazy."
We all know rivalries in sports are heated things at the best of times, but attacking a teenager and his family over something as simple as this seems to far.
Not even Harvey Updyke would go this far.
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