LOOK: Twitter reacts to Notre Dame having to vacate 21 victories

The NCAA is denying an appeal by Notre Dame and will vacate 21 football wins the Fighting Irish amassed throughout the 2012 and 2013 seasons.

Notre Dame’s perfect 12-0 regular season in 2012 now doesn’t count. The Irish fell to Alabama in the BCS National Championship Game that season, then finished 9-4 in the 2013 season.

Notre Dame violated NCAA rules when a former Fighting Irish student athletic trainer committed academic misconduct for two football players and provided six other players with impermissible academic extra benefits. One other Notre Dame player committed academic misconduct on his own.

In November 2016, when the NCAA first released its ruling, Notre Dame took ownership of the cheating that involved the five football players — all of whom were suspended at the start of the 2014 season — and the student athletic trainer. Notre Dame was only appealing the removal of victories.

Notre Dame’s all-time win total now officially drops from 906 to 885. Meanwhile, the Fighting Irish have still “handed a loss” to an opponent 906 times.

In addition to vacating 21 victories, the NCAA penalized Notre Dame $5,000 and in November 2016 put the university on probation for one year.

Here’s how Twitter is reacting to the news:

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