There’s sure to be a lot of emotion involved in Tuesday night’s Indiana-Michigan State game. It’s a No. 1-vs.-No. 4 match-up involving two Big Ten teams, after all.
But there’s a fine line between fervor and something worse. And the chaplain for the Spartans’ football team crossed it.
Father Joseph Krupp, a Catholic priest in East Lansing and diehard MSU fan, posted the following tweet on Tuesday afternoon. It is just all kinds of wrong.
Pray for the parents of Hoosier players tonight: they’ll weep when they see what we’ve done to their children.#JesuslovestheSpartans
— Fr. Joseph Krupp (@Joeinblack) February 19, 2013
What would possess a member of the Catholic priesthood to write such a thing considering that his profession has been investigated for countless claims of child sexual abuse and in a college sports world still in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal at Penn State is anyone’s guess.
Worth noting: Father Krupp is also the author of “Smart Answers and Bad Jokes from a Priest Who Proves God Has a Sense of Humor.”
We’re going to file his Tuesday tweet under the “Bad Jokes” category.