Knight News - Photos posted online of Gator fans’ rape-themed shirts are drawing ire from students and from the school’s own news publication. One picture shows a man, believed to be a University of Florida student, tailgating at The Swamp before Saturday’s rivarly game against the Florida State Seminoles. His shirt says “The Rapers” on the front and “Forced Sex University” on the back — referencing FSU’s quarterback Jameis Winston’s connection to an alleged sexual assault.
UF’s student newspaper, The Independent Alligator, published an editorial condemning the behavior and issued an apology to the victim and her family, saying the behavior was a “disgusting display of ignorance.” “For a university that’s supposed to be a hotbed for forward thinking, the actions of UF fans on Saturday represented one giant step backward,” the editorial stated.
I know, I couldn’t believe these shirts either. Seriously what makes UF think they have the right to talk shit to FSU this year? I mean have they looked at their record, or their coach, or the highlights of their loss to an FCS team with 0 completed passes featuring your own players blocking each other? Takes a lot of brass balls to still show up in your trash talk gear and then proceed to get blown the fuck out to absolutely nobody’s surprise. But that’s just what rivalries do. Forget the wins and losses and just take the hardest shot possible at the other side. Only problem for these UF bros is there’s no *ALLEGEDLY* anywhere on the shirt which in my professional journalistic experience equals lawsuit city.