As you probably know, Nerlens Noel suffered a pretty nasty knee injury tonight in Kentucky's loss to Florida. Shortly after the injury happened, Twitter user @ked1126 (who, according to her bio, is a Syracuse native, St. John's alum, and reporter for the Auburn, NY Citizen), made a joke which, we can all agree, was in bad taste:
Shortly thereafter, user @TheRobBromley picked up the tweet, and retweeted her:
And then the floodgates began to open up. Usually, Kentucky fans freaking out at someone on Twitter wouldn't be a huge deal, but check out some of the honestly disturbing things that proud BBNers tweeted to this person whom they had never met before (WARNING: VERY NSFW LANGUAGE AHEAD):
@ked1126 go eat an AIDS sandwich— Ben McClain (@benmac7) February 13, 2013
@ked1126 your an ugly bitch— Mike Coulter (@ukmike98) February 13, 2013
Your "DISGUSTING" & "FUCK YOU" RT @ked1126 LOL just add this chapter to Nerlens Noel's autobiography titled "if Only I'd Gone to Syracuse"— Gregory Bush (@UKcatsRedsColts) February 13, 2013
@ked1126 bitch has 45 followers and only 25% of a left eyebrow........stfu u dumb whore— Lil Skeeter(@Machine_gun_kel) February 13, 2013
@ked1126 yeah, he saw how piss poor fag melo played at Syracuse and didn't want in that shitty offense.— Josh Cauley-Smith (@KaeWhy270) February 13, 2013
@ked1126 fat cunt— Hal (@Halrogerspkwy) February 13, 2013
There was also a tweet by user "@TruUKFan" that has since been deleted, which read "Cunt. Hope u and ur Mom get breast cancer and die u filthy whore."
Yes, the joke was in bad taste, and yes, the fan base was worked up because their best player was possibly just lost for the year. But there is no reason for the tweets full of hatred, racism, sexism, and wishes of deadly diseases. You think they'd wish AIDS or call her a C-word to her face? Doubtful. Twitter tough guys and gals here. @ked1126 has since locked her account.
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