Alabama kicker Joseph Bulovas missed a 30-yard field goal try that would have tied the game in the final few minutes of his team’s loss to Auburn. You can imagine what he’s dealing with in the aftermath on social media.
Bulovas has received hundreds of negative messages from fans who are disappointed with Alabama’s result. ESPN college football analyst Greg McElroy has a message for anyone who is directing “hatred” at Bulovas.
McElroy reminded fans that if they think they’re upset, just imagine how Bulovas is feeling. He’s right.
Gut wrenching loss for Alabama, but anyone that directs hatred or vitriol towards the Alabama Kicker needs to take a step back and remember that nobody is hurting more than him.
It’s a team game and it always comes down to more than just one play. Win as a team, lose as a team.
— Greg McElroy (@GregMcElroy) December 1, 2019
Unfortunately, when college kickers miss kicks in big games, they’re often subject to this kind of behavior. It happens with every fan base too.
The tweets being directed at Alabama kicker @JosephBulovas9 for missing a field goal are sadly as awful as I feared. If you’re spewing garbage to a college student, look in the mirror and ask yourself what’s wrong in your own life.
— Jon Solomon (@JonSolomonAspen) December 1, 2019
Alabama’s loss means the Crimson Tide are all but eliminated from College Football Playoff contention. That’s a big deal, but it doesn’t give upset fans a license to tweet obscenities at players on the team.
Unfortunately, this is the negative side of Twitter. Hopefully Bulovas takes the miss in stride and comes back stronger next year.