Alabama fans are some of the most passionate sports fans in the country, so it goes without saying that Saturday was a painful day for those who support the Crimson Tide. Rather than taking his chances in overtime, Nick Saban opted to go for a 57-yard field goal that resulted in one of the most incredible endings you will ever see in a football game. Prior to that, placekicker Cade Foster missed all three of his field goal attempts.
Because Foster was so ineffective throughout the game, Saban had freshman kicker Adam Griffith attempt what would have been the game-winner. That does not mean Bama fans forgot about Foster’s horrible day. Not surprisingly, Foster had to deal with ridiculous threats on Twitter after the loss. Two of his teammates, linebackers CJ Mosley and Reggie Ragland, came to his defense.
You fake ass bama fans stop sending threats to my teammate, you spoiled ******, respect what we do and know we all human! And that's REAL!
— CJ Mosley (@TreyDeuce32RTR) December 1, 2013
You put your hands on my dog Cade foster you got a bunch of goons coming at yo neck and that's for real one team one heart beat
— ReggieRagland(bama) (@reggieragland) December 1, 2013
The threats ranged from fans telling Foster to “please die” to a lot more graphic stuff that you can read over at Deadspin. Foster even changed his account avatar and the name on the account to “aaa” after the game, presumably to make it more difficult for idiotic fans to track him down.
This is not the first time we have seen fans hide behind computers and send death threats to players. Unfortunately, it also won’t be the last.