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Michigan Bank Takes Down Billboard Making Fun Of Sister Jean

A shot of Sister Jean watching the Loyola game.

DALLAS, TX - MARCH 17: Sister Jean Dolores-Schmidt celebrates after the Loyola Ramblers beat the Tennessee Volunteers 63-62 in the second round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament at the American Airlines Center on March 17, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Michigan faces off against this year's NCAA Tournament Cinderella Loyola Chicago in the Final Four on Saturday. A Bank of Ann Arbor billboard cracked a joke about beloved Loyola team chaplain Sister Jean.

Sister Jean has gone remarkably viral during this tournament. Some have argued that the 98-year old nun is bordering on overexposure, although I'm not quite sure how anyone finds fault with her.

Bank of Ann Arbor clearly saw the opportunity to jump on the Sister Jean train. It put up a billboard featuring some trash talk on the Rambler icon.

A picture of the Bank of Ann Arbor billboard aimed at Sister Jean:

It's not the most offensive thing we've ever seen. Still, the bank apparently received some serious backlash.

After about a day with images of the Ann Arbor-area billboard going viral, it was taken down. Bank of Ann Arbor CEO Tim Marshall explained the decision to MLive.com:

Bank of Ann Arbor CEO Tim Marshall said he received a lot of positive feedback on the billboard, but couldn't ignore the people outraged over it.

"We don't want to lose the focus of a very robust campaign," Marshall said. "The vast majority of the feedback we got was very positive, but for us not to pay attention to the people who couldn't see the humor would be inappropriate."

This was just one in a series of billboards about the Wolverines' Final Four run. Others also referenced Sister Jean, but were more tame.

Other billboards across Ann Arbor featured messages such as: "A nunbelievable matchup." Or "It's Alamo Time."

Michigan vs. Loyola Chicago is the first game of tomorrow's Final Four doubleheader. The game is set to tip off in San Antonio at 6:09 p.m. ET.

[MLive.com]