Irrelevant college football programs have a tendency to do idiotic PR stunts to put themselves in the limelight again. Add UMass to that list.
The Minutemen have scheduled their annual Pride Day Game for October 8, the week that they play Liberty University, a Christian school.
The troll attempt could not be clearer: to force a religious university to play against a team that unashamedly supports an ideology that true Christians do not endorse.
UMass made the announcement on Sunday via Twitter:
It would make sense that UMass would have to do something so stupid to get their fan base excited for the game. After all, elite high school squads could beat the joke of a football “team” the Minutemen field each year, and the past three times they’ve played the Flames, they’ve been outscored 170-38, including a 62-17 drubbing last season. If you have to stoop to this low a level to inspire your team and its fans, you’ve already admitted you’re going to lose.
Naturally, Christian-hating Twitter trolls are rejoicing over this announcement, since Liberty apparently is a big, bad school worth hating:
crowdsourcing here bc i don't actually know... how common are NCAA pride days/nights, especially in football?— mollie cahillane (@MollieCahillane) September 19, 2022
but also... against liberty? simply LOVE to see it https://t.co/imjwsQ6f8Z
And somehow today, from outside Knoxville, Tennessee, I just became a UMass fan.— Jim Gass (@jimgass) September 19, 2022
This isn’t the only incident in the past week of college football where a school taunted - through words or actions - a religious community. At the Oregon-BYU game on Saturday, several fans at Autzen Stadium could be heard saying “F–k the Mormons” during the second quarter of the Ducks 41-20 victory over the Cougars.
It’s funny how when religious communities are the target of what most of the country would consider “hatred,” the leftist media has been largely silent. It’s almost as if stuff like this isn't important to them...
Stephen A. Smith Says Cowboys Won't Sign Kaepernick Because Texas Is 'Too Patriotic' https://t.co/l3BzZmTVNp— MRCTV (@mrctv) September 20, 2022