Deshaun Watson, who led the Clemson Tigers to a national championship victory over the Alabama Crimson Tide, was in enemy territory on Friday.
In a video uploaded to YouTube, you can see the former Clemson star in a Tuscaloosa bar.
As you would expect, emotions are still running high for the Alabama faithful and two former Crimson Tide players decided to heckle Watson while he was enjoying a meal.
Eventually, Watson was asked to leave the bar and he walked out.
The players were Ryan Anderson, a fellow 2017 draft hopefull, and Wallace Gilberry, who now plays for the Cincinnati Bengals.
The bar where the incident took place, Innisfree Irish Pub, issued a statement saying the person who asked Watson to leave was not an employee of the bar and they were also removed.
The statement read:
Over the years we have had thousands of visitors from rival schools and have always treated them fairly. Today was not any different. The unfolding of today’s events were not led by our staff or anyone employed by Innisfree Irish Pubs. Unfortunately a customer attempted to invoke the right to refuse service on our behalf and after being identified, was immediately asked to leave the premises following the incident. We apologize for any inconvenience this incident caused to our customers. We appreciate anyone that chooses to visit our establishment and hope to continue welcoming sports fans for years to come.
Kudos to Watson for keeping a level head and simply removing himself from the situation.