President Donald Trump has been accused of many things ― but dooming a college football team to defeat might be a new one.
Heisman Trophy winner and former Alabama great Mark Ingram blamed the president for the Crimson Tide’s 46-41 home loss to Louisiana State University on Saturday.
Trump attended the big game in Tuscaloosa and received a more welcoming reception than he was given at a recent UFC fight in New York and World Series game in Washington.
But Ingram, now a veteran NFL running back with the Baltimore Ravens, wrote on Twitter that Trump’s appearance sank the home squad. The defeat will likely affect the college playoff picture.
“I’m blaming Trump for this one,” Ingram wrote. “Soon as they showed him at game we had that bad swacky!!”
I’m blaming Trump for this one. Soon as they showed him at game we had that bad swacky!!
— Mark Ingram II (@markingram21) November 10, 2019
But Ingram later conceded that LSU quarterback Joe Burrow (393 passing yards) and running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (4 touchdowns) had something to with Bama’s defeat as well.