Plenty of Ole Miss football fans were upset Saturday when their team fell 53-52 to Arkansas. But were they really angry enough to call 911 on Arkansas quarterback Brandon Allen?
Several media outlets seemed to think so after the Oxford Police Department tweeted, "Asking us to kick the Arkansas QB out of the stadium is not a legit reason to dial 911. #ARKvsMISS"
The social media post, which had 11,000 favorites and 15,000 retweets by Sunday morning, prompted the CBS Sports headline "Ole Miss fan calls Oxford cops on Arkansas QB during game" and a USA Today blog titled "Ole Miss fans are asking the police to kick Arkansas' QB out of the stadium," among others.
But apparently, the department was just joking around, according to AL.com.
"OPD confirmed to AL.com that the joke was simply that, a 'spur-of-the-moment tweet,' not unlike others they've done before," reporter Alex McDaniel wrote.