Sean Clifford deleted social media off his phone after loss to Minnesota due to death threats
Penn State was rolling in the early portion of the 2019 season. At one point, the Nittany Lions were ranked No. 4 in the country by the College Football Playoff committee.
Currently, they’re ranked No. 9. The drop in ranking is due to the loss at Minnesota a couple weeks ago.
After the loss, Penn State quarterback Sean Clifford was receiving death threats. That’s how serious some fans take losses in college football.
Clifford then deleted social media off of his phone:
Sean Clifford said he deleted social media off his phone following the Minnesota game, in part because he said he was getting death threats.
"There's certain things I wish fans wouldn't say," Clifford said.
— Audrey Snyder (@audsnyder4) November 19, 2019
This is crazy, of course. But again, fans are short for fanatics for a reason. One can’t blame Clifford for this. If you’re receiving death threats, it’s hard to just turn away and ignore that.
There’s no excuse for receiving a death threat in the first place. To receive one for being a part of a team that loses one game by five points is…use whatever word you see fit.