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Texas A&M football player flips both middle fingers to home crowd on way to locker room

September 16, 2017

Late in the second half of Texas A&M's first game of the season two weeks ago at UCLA, the Aggies were sitting on a 44-10 lead, having dominated the entire game against the Bruins. How quickly things can change.

A&M went on to blow the game in incredible fashion, losing 45-44 on a UCLA fake spike touchdown pass by quarterback Josh Rosen with under a minute to play. The following week, the Aggies struggled against Nicholls State, an FCS team they were favored to beat by 36.5 points. Texas A&M survived a scare, winning 24-14.

Understandably, Aggie fans were not thrilled with the team's first two games, some taking it way over the line and sending racist hate mail to coach Kevin Sumlin.

Frustrations have boiled over to this week, where Texas A&M was once again heavily favored to beat an inferior opponent in Louisiana-Lafayette. After getting off to a slow start, the Aggies trailed 21-14 heading into halftime. On the way to the locker room, the fans let the home team have it, something freshman wide receiver Will Gunnell was having none of:

No one wants to get booed and heckled by your own home crowd, but this is just about the dumbest move you can possibly make. It does your team absolutely no good, and now coach Kevin Sumlin, already on the hot seat, will have to answer for it.

Luckily for Gunnell, A&M has taken over in the second half and should coast to victory.


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