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Nebraska Fan Gabrielle Union "Mildly Tackled" A Cornhusker Basketball Coach She Saw At Airport

Nebraska native and noted Cornhusker supporter Gabrielle Union isn't shy about expressing her love for the Big Red. That includes when she runs into assistant basketball coaches decked out in Nebraska apparel.

Today, Union posted this funny tweet about surprising a person in Nebraska gear at Los Angeles International Airport. 

">October 20, 2015

Apparently, that man is Phil Beckner, an assistant coach with the Huskers. Nebraska head coach Tim Miles informed Union of his identity.

">@PhilBeckner ... He already texted to tell me!!!! #GBRhttps://t.co/sGHRn7qAM6

— Tim Miles (@CoachMiles)

I'm pretty sure it was my Asst @PhilBeckner ... He already texted to tell me!!!! #GBRhttps://t.co/sGHRn7qAM6

— Tim Miles (@CoachMiles) October 20, 2015

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Union then jokingly apologized, but Beckner obvviously took it well.

">October 20, 2015

">@itsgabrielleu haha! I thought that was you! Thanks for all the support. Out on the recruiting trail trying to find future Huskers!!! #GBR

— Phil Beckner (@PhilBeckner)

@itsgabrielleu haha! I thought that was you! Thanks for all the support. Out on the recruiting trail trying to find future Huskers!!! #GBR

— Phil Beckner (@PhilBeckner) October 20, 2015

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But wait, apparently Beckner wants more than a simple greeting!

">@itsgabrielleu

I'm pretty sure it was my Asst @PhilBeckner ... He already texted to tell me!!!! #GBRhttps://t.co/sGHRn7qAM6

— Tim Miles (@CoachMiles) October 20, 2015

">@CoachMiles I should at least get a follow back now...

— Phil Beckner (@PhilBeckner)

@itsgabrielleu@CoachMiles I should at least get a follow back now...

— Phil Beckner (@PhilBeckner) October 20, 2015

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Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard played for Beckner at Weber State, and he couldn't resist using that tweet to poke fun at his former coach.

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Twitter can be amazing sometimes.