Nick Saban's daughter has some thoughts.
Kristen Saban Setas, one of the the Alabama head coach's two children, saw the circulating reports of positive COVID-19 cases at Ohio State threatening to postpone the national championship game on Tuesday and decided to go on the offensive.
"If you’re not confident to play then SAY IT," she wrote. "I call BS on the COVID cases. They’re just worried about their QB and want him to have more time to heal. If he’s hurt put in your backup. You didn’t see us postpone the rest of the season to wait for Waddle. BYE."
BYE, indeed – to the tweet, at least. Within less than 10 minutes, it was deleted from her account.
However, because the internet is forever, you can see the tweet above.
Cardale Jones, who famously beat Alabama as a backup quarterback when the Buckeyes and Crimson Tide previously met in the College Football Playoff, took to Twitter to share his thoughts on the tweet:
sure you wanna face another backup from OSU? You know what happen last time right.... pic.twitter.com/gYkA8bQ5m0— Cardale Jones (@CJ1two) January 5, 2021
She followed up her original tweet with a second tweet: “Oops, did I say something you didn’t like that you would say if it were turned around on us?” accompanied by a GIF of Britney Spears covering her mouth with a surprised look on her face. That, too, was deleted within minutes.
After briefly deactivating her Twitter account, Setas returned with an apology, saying “In no way did I intend to undermine the seriousness of the global pandemic and my heart goes out to those it has affected.”
Her account is now back, with an apology: https://t.co/j7cZNVJBzs— Dan Hope (@Dan_Hope) January 6, 2021
College football, folks.