Florida Fans Under Fire for FSU Shirt
A collection of Florida fans went way too far when it came to making light of the sexual assault case against Florida State QB Jameis Winston.
Said fans were tailgating outside The Swamp prior to last Saturday’s FSU-UF game with at least one sporting a shirt that said “The Rapers” on the front (below the Seminoles’ spear) and “Forced Sex University” (initialed “FSU”) on the back.
Florida’s student newspaper, The Independent Alligator, published an editorial the following night condemning the shirts:
“UF fans gleefully clung to the negative attention FSU has been receiving with tasteless jokes and crude T-shirts, thus cementing the image in Americans’ brains of UF as a party school full of drunken idiots who lack sensitivity about campus rape — a national problem that affects about one in five college women.
“The Alligator’s editorial board would like to apologize to the victim and her family on behalf of the UF fans who apparently have no regard for the real people involved in the Winston case and the 20 percent of college women affected by sexual assault and rape.”
As proof of karma, Winston torched the Gators for 327 yards and three TD passes in a 37-7 Seminoles rout.