Deion Sanders not happy with Alabama State's postgame trolling after win over Jackson State
More people than ever are familiar with Jackson State football thanks to the program’s hire of Deion Sanders as head coach of the Tigers. Unsurprisingly, Sanders is also the target of trolling.
Jackson State suffered its first loss under Sanders this weekend, 35-28 to Alabama State. After the game, the Alabama State scoreboard flashed an image of Sanders from his 1989 draft day.
Coach Prime was not amused.
“Childish,” Sanders said in reference to the photo, per Anthony McDougle of The Clarion Ledger. “It is what it is. They know they messed up.”
Sanders had another reason for being unhappy with Alabama State. He told reporters that the school did not furnish tickets for Jackson State fans and didn’t allow the Tigers to visit the team locker room or unpack until Saturday morning.
“I’m going to call them out on it,” Sanders said, per McDougle. “That’s what it was. They tried to respond with a bit of foolishness. We’ve got to keep it on the field and make it about the kids, make it about the fans. It’s not about me.”
Jackson State returns to action on April 3 against Southern.
Final: Alabama State beats Jackson State, 35-28, giving Deion Sanders his first loss in the SWAC.
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