Loyola-Chicago upset Miami on Thursday on a last-second 3-pointer, which set off a chain of events that led to a bizarre Twitter beef between former Tennessee Vol Jayson Swain and ESPN’s Sarah Spain.
By far the most interesting thing about Loyola-Chicago is its 98-year-old nun named Sister Jean, who quickly became the top story after the win on Thursday.
Most of Twitter was enthralled with Sister Jean, but Tennessee fans, like Swain, who will be matched up with Loyola on Saturday weren’t as captivated by her presence.
Swain attempted to make a joke about Sister Jean and Loyola’s upcoming game with the Vols. Spain took exception:
From there, a full-fledged argument broke out about whether or not Swain was talking about Loyola-Chicago or Sister Jean or both.
Regardless of Swain’s intent, the result was that Spain took some brutal shots on Twitter. She detailed some of them in this Tweet, where the two appear to end the argument.
I’m a fan of @SarahSpain. Unfortunately that a obvious light hearted joke was taken to the next level. Keep doing your thing on ESPN! Good to see women shine in sports.
— Jayson Swain (@SwainEvent) March 15, 2018
Appreciate that. People talking about bitch slapping a 98 year-old nun & you saying "ass whooping don't know age" is too far. It's just sports.
We've gotten too comfortable saying messed up stuff online. Folks calling me a "c—" for drawing a line are just proving that point. https://t.co/WDjTsqec9R
— Sarah Spain (@SarahSpain) March 15, 2018
Spain’s mentions got pretty ugly before this situation calmed down. In the end, the two parted ways with an open invitation from Swain to talk sports over a beer in Knoxville.
Tennessee and Loyola tip off at 6:10 p.m. ET on Saturday. Hopefully everyone can put this mess behind them for good after that game.
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