Some college basketball fans went too far with their trolling on social media and now police are getting involved.
On Friday night, Ohio State’s E.J. Liddell posted a pair of hateful and threatening messages sent by angry fans after the Buckeyes first-round loss to Oral Roberts.
Honestly, what did I do to deserve this? I’m human. pic.twitter.com/djXzhSH0q8
— E.J. Liddell (@EasyE2432) March 20, 2021
Ohio State Athletic Director Gene Smith and head coach Chris Holtmann tweeted their support for Liddell.
I will support our student-athletes in and out of competition!
I have nothing but love and respect for E.J. He epitomizes all that we hope for in our student-athletes. pic.twitter.com/BxejMWvo1x
— Gene Smith (@OSU_AD) March 20, 2021
The athletic department has reportedly contacted police to investigate the messages sent to Liddell.
OSU's Gene Smith says the athletic department assisted EJ Liddell in filing a complaint via University police. The police will determine how to move forward or who else gets involved.
— Jerod Smalley (@JerodNBC4) March 20, 2021