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12 of the best reactions to a Utah football fan’s nuclear threat

A 21-year-old Utah student was arrested on Wednesday for a threat of violence tied to Utah football’s performance on the field

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In a scene that wouldn’t have been possible a few years ago due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a packed Utah student section watches the Utes play San Diego State.

The student fan section of the Utah Utes boo and question the officials after their QB Cam Rising (7) was hit during a slide while playing the San Diego State Aztecs in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022.

Ben B. Braun, Deseret News

When news broke on Wednesday that a University of Utah student had been arrested for threatening nuclear violence if the Utes didn’t win, Twitter users quickly got to work firing off commentary about the incident.

Several of the tweets jokingly praised the young woman for her passion, while others noted that most football fans know what it feels like to be driven crazy by their team’s lackluster performance on the field.

Here are 11 of the best reactions to the nuclear threat, which, thankfully, didn’t lead to actual violence. The Utes won Saturday’s game against San Diego State 35-7.

Tweets about passion for the game

Tweets from fans who are aware of their own violent streak

Tweets about Utah’s football program

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