Michigan punter gets kicked in the pants by furious fans on Twitter
When it comes to targets of football fans’ fury, there’s nothing like a kicker who blows the game.
From Garo Yepremian to Josh Scobee, every poor kicker who’s shanked one has felt it from fans.
Welcome to the club, Blake O’Neill. The Michigan punter reserved a place in the epic kicking fail hall of fame with his blunder that gave Michigan State a stunning win Saturday.
As you can imagine, Twitter wasn’t kind to O’Neill. The Australian reportedly even got death threats.
— seth (@AkinsZeth) October 17, 2015
— Chris Benoit (@Krispenwha) October 17, 2015
— Josh Billingsley (@jbills83) October 17, 2015
— TAE YoSoy (@itsTheAlmighty) October 17, 2015
— Oshay Sathe (@HeyManOshay) October 17, 2015
Always good to have a backup plan… http://t.co/4ntaoerJ5E
— Mitch Slater (@mpslater) October 18, 2015
Hi I'm 80 yard punt Blake O'Neill and I have direcTV And I'm no hands Blake O'Neill and I have cable pic.twitter.com/LYS4eX78W6
— Tyler Gross (@Tyler_Gross) October 17, 2015
Chris Webber needs to call the Michigan punter tonight and tell him he understands how much one play can change everything. #PainfulLoss
— Jon Acuff (@JonAcuff) October 18, 2015
I'm moving back to Australia
— Michigan's Punter (@michiganpunter) October 18, 2015
When the Michigan punter walk into class on Monday pic.twitter.com/mNxOUiNrdO
— Jared (@chipkellyjr2) October 17, 2015
There goes my scholarship
— Michigan's Punter (@michiganpunter) October 17, 2015
"Well we're definitely not drafting the Michigan punter now." – Jaguars front office
— Faux John Madden (@FauxJohnMadden) October 17, 2015
Michigan's punter decides to relax on the hammock after a rough day pic.twitter.com/jiPwiBgrLr
— Michael David Smith (@MichaelDavSmith) October 17, 2015
At least there were some cooler heads who felt bad for the guy, including a former Michigan punter.
If you are harassing the Michigan punter, be aware it says a lot more about you than it does him. He gave his best, while you are a lowlife.
— Mike Greenberg (@Espngreeny) October 18, 2015
Well that's a bummer for the Michigan punter. I'm sure people are reacting totally rationally online right now.
— Chris Kluwe (@ChrisWarcraft) October 18, 2015
MSU loves bullying punters… I feel you @michiganpunter
— Baylor's Kicker (@BaylorsKicker) October 17, 2015
I'm still sick to my stomach for that punter…Blake O'Neill wasn't trying to fail…hoping people have a bit of compassion for him
— Joel Klatt (@joelklatt) October 17, 2015
— Gene Sperling (@genebsperling) October 18, 2015
— j$ (@jerizzle) October 18, 2015
Former U-M punter Will Hagerup via his Facebook: pic.twitter.com/kTQ095eBzZ
— Josh Henschke (@HenschkeScout) October 18, 2015