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Desmond Howard Says Ohio State Fan Flipped Him Off, Yelled "F*** Michigan" At Him Friday

Ohio State Buckeye fans doing the "O-H-I-O" chant.

COLUMBUS, OH - SEPTEMBER 27: Ohio State Buckeyes fans cheer on their team against the Minnesota Golden Gophers on September 27, 2008 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

ESPN's College GameDay is in Columbus for tomorrow's big showdown between Ohio State and Michigan State, which means that former Michigan star Desmond Howard, who is an analyst for the show, is in enemy territory. One Buckeyes supporter appears to have gone overboard in making sure Howard doesn't feel at home.

Friday morning, Howard, on SportsCenter, told Cari Champion that he'd been flipped off and screamed at by an Ohio State supporter on his walk to the set. Hours later, a fan claimed responsibility on Twitter and called out Howard in the process. 

We've gone ahead and transcribed what Howard told viewers. We imagine that the fan is going to eventually delete all of his tweets, including the video - it isn't a good look at all.

"On my way to the set, I came across a young man, a student here, who showed me that he thought I was No. 1 with one of his fingers and then he - he went on to say that, using this foul language, that he wanted to have some sort of weird sexual relations with Michigan. So I told him, hey buddy, I don't blame you, I blame your parents and the way you were raised, have a good day young man." 

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">@DesmondHoward say it to my face next time and not on sports center. You don't want these hands chump

— Matt Schroth (@Schroth21)

.@DesmondHoward say it to my face next time and not on sports center. You don't want these hands chump

— Matt Schroth (@Schroth21) November 20, 2015

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Rivalries are great, but this kind of stuff isn't cool at all. Maybe a simple "Go Bucks!" would have sufficed instead.