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#pounditFriday, July 19, 2024

Kirk Herbstreit hits back at those attacking Michigan WR for drop

Kirk Herbstreit

Late in the fourth quarter of Saturday night’s game between Penn State and Michigan — a prime-time “Whiteout” — Wolverines wide receiver Ronnie Bell dropped the potential game-tying touchdown.

Given today’s social media climate, it should come as little surprise that Michigan fans were less than kind to not only Bell, but also his family members. And in addition to the usual attacks via Twitter and Facebook, some fans took it upon themselves to send extremely disrespectful e-mails to Bell’s father.

ESPN college football analyst and former Ohio State quarterback Kirk Herbstreit, who routinely praises Penn State and their fans, took exception to what Michigan fans were doing and decided to rip into them on Twitter.

In the least surprising thing ever, sour Wolverines fans then re-directed their anger from Bell to Herbstreit, who continued to land haymakers.

Social media brings out the worst in people, so hats off to Herbstreit for taking them to task over a game.

Bell is obviously going to struggle with his drop for quite some time — it may never leave him — so there’s nothing angry fans can say that he’s not already thinking. But it must be nice to have someone like Herbstreit in his corner to help deflect some of the venom being spewed in his direction.


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