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Former Michigan Player 'Shocked' By Ohio State Fans

View of a Michigan Wolverines football helmet before their game against the Utah Utes.

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - SEPTEMBER 3: View of a Michigan Wolverines football helmet before their game against the Utah Utes at Rice-Eccles Stadium on September 3, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)

Michigan and Ohio State settled the 2021 edition of their rivalry on the field over the weekend, but tensions unsurprisingly lingered in the days following the game.

But, one former Wolverine doesn't want to hear it from the Buckeyes' fans.

Former standout tight end Jake Butt, who played at Michigan from 2013–17, took to Twitter on Tuesday to dismiss any complaints from the Ohio State faithful. He explained that he's been listening to the Buckeyes brag about their success for the better part of the last decade, so he doesn't want to hear that they're upset about him taking a victory lap.

"Honestly shocking how soft some of you buckeye fans are. I listed to your talk for a decade… this isn’t grade school it’s a rivalry. If you dish it out learn to take it or find another sport," Butt

Honestly shocking how soft some of you buckeye fans are. I listed to your talk for a decade… this isn’t grade school it’s a rivalry. If you dish it out learn to take it or find another sport

— jbooty (@JakeButtTE) November 30, 2021

">wrote on Twitter Tuesday.

Butt was an All-American in 2016, a two-time All-Big Ten first-teamer, and the winner of the 2015 Ozzie Newsome Award and 2016 John Mackey Award, but never beat Ohio State during his time in Ann Arbor. This year's victory definitely tastes a bit sweeter for him and other recent program alums, considering the Wolverines hadn't beaten the Buckeyes since 2011.

Earlier this week, Butt fanned the flames of the rivalry when he petitioned Ohio State fans that had already booked hotel rooms in Indianapolis for the Big Ten Championship game to give up their spots so that he could find a place to stay.

"Is there literally anywhere to stay in Indy next weekend? I know you buckeyes have rooms you don’t need anymore I’ll pay market price," Butt wrote on Twitter Monday.

The Michigan-Ohio State rivalry is one of the best in all of American sports and a little trash talk only makes it better. The Wolverines have earned the right to dish some out this year, but should be careful that they don't celebrate the victory too much.

Michigan still has a Big Ten Championship game against Iowa standing between it and a first-ever appearance in the College Football Playoff. The Wolverines will need to find a way to get juiced up for a second straight week before they take on the Hawkeyes this Saturday.