Alabama Crimson Tide forward Brandon Miller talks to head coach Nate Oats. (Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports)
An Alabama basketball fan embarrassed the program with a t-shirt mocking the murder that has embroiled the Crimson Tide in controversy.
Alabama basketball is the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Yet the biggest story relating to the Crimson Tide this year has nothing to do with basketball.
A former Alabama basketball player is facing capital murder charges stemming from the shooting of a 23-year-old mother while the team’s star player, Brandon Miller, has come under fire for his role in bringing the gun to the scene of the crime.
And some Alabama fans think it’s okay to joke about that.
Two Alabama basketball fans wore inappropriate t-shirts to SEC TournamentTwo Crimson Tide fans turned up to Alabama’s appearance in the SEC Tournament wearing t-shirts that read “Killing our way through the SEC in ’23” on the back.
Went up to the guy wearing the “Killing our way through the SEC shirt” and he told me to “Get the fuck out of my face.”
Claimed that he was, in fact, a Bama fan and would be back for tomorrow’s game. pic.twitter.com/y6u1NEv6Jp
— John Talty (@JTalty) March 11, 2023
The two were roundly criticized by fellow Alabama fans and the basketball world. The program swore that they would be removed from the next SEC Tournament game if they appeared in those shirts again.
It’s disgusting that measures like that were even necessary. They should have had the sense to understand just how offensive and disrespectful that slogan is to the family of Jamea Harris, the young mother who lost her life in the most senseless of ways.
We can only hope those “fans” don’t show their faces at the NCAA Tournament.
Harris was killed on Jan. 14. Alabama basketball player Darius Miles and his friend Michael Lynn Davis have been charged with her murder. Davis is accused of pulling the trigger using the gun he was supplied by Miles after a confrontation with Harris and her boyfriend.
Miller, the All-American and SEC Player of the Year, was also at the scene of the crime but he has not been charged with a crime. However, he has come under fire because Miles allegedly texted Miller and asked him to bring him his gun.
Miller’s lawyer claims the forward was just there to pick Miles up and was not aware his teammate’s gun was in the backseat of his car.
Source : FanSided