Illinois Fans Are Going After Cliff Alexander On Twitter After His Hat “Fakeout”

Earlier this afternoon, Chicago native (and five-star recruit) Cliff Alexander announced his decision to play for the Kansas Jayhawks instead of his hometown Illinois Fighting Illini. The move alone was probably enough to upset much of the school’s fan base, but the way he made his selection – by first picking up the Illinois hat before putting it down – has outraged Illini supporters.

They’re going after him on Twitter pretty hardcore – these aren’t even some of the worst tweets we’ve seen directed his way.

It’s an interesting situation, because much of the Twitter hate we see on college athletes relates to criticism of their on-field play, which is pretty unfair.

This time around, the player himself actually trolled the fan base first. What do you think – is it fair or foul for fans to blast him on Twitter?

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