The Duke Blue Devils took care of the Michigan State Spartans in their ACC/Big Ten matchup on Tuesday night.
However, it wasn’t the game that people left the arena talking about, but rather a sign made by a fan that was both in poor taste and poorly received.
The sign, held by a Duke fan, mocked the Flint Michigan Water Crisis.
In case anyone needed another reason to hate Duke… Here is a fan making fun of the Flint water crisis. pic.twitter.com/WOUHNQWc5B
— Katherine Ross (@katherineerosss) November 30, 2016
The sign is a reference to the Flint water crisis which Michigan has been suffering through for the past several years. The water contamination in Flint has gotten so bad, it has led to a public health state of emergency. An estimated 12,000 children have potentially been exposed to lead and other contaminants that could cause long-term side effects.
Both programs have come out and publicly condemned the sign made by the student, who has been identified as “Cameron Crazy”.
The sign sparked such outrage, that it prompted UNC School of Media and Journalism graduate Katherine Fitzgerald to pledge a donation for every point that Flint native Miles Bridges scored during the game:
I'll be donating for every point Flint native @MilesBridges01 scores.@DukeU, feel free to let your Crazies know that they can do the same.
— katherine fitzgerald 🌵🗞 (@kfitz134) November 30, 2016
Several others chimed in and matched Fitzgerald’s donation. Bridges scored 11 points in the game and helped turn a negative into a positive.