Wisconsin was forced to cancel its Saturday game against Nebraska because of a coronavirus outbreak among its football players and staff — so naturally the Cornhuskers tried to make it about them.
Husker Sports, Nebraska’s official radio network account on Twitter, published a poll late Wednesday asking whether Saturday’s game would still be ongoing had the outbreak occurred among the home team, seemingly accusing the Big Ten of conspiring against the Cornhuskers.
Huskers Sports thankfully deleted the tweet a few hours after posting. That said, most people who answered assumed, yes, the show would still go on if it was Nebraska that was affected by COVID-19. (There are likely still Huskers fans who will claim, unabashedly, that the Big Ten tried to punish the team for its offseason whining by giving it a hellacious schedule that opened with Ohio State, Wisconsin and Penn State in the first month of the season).
Instead, under the Big Ten’s coronavirus guidelines, the game will be ruled a no contest; Nebraska will return to play at Northwestern on Nov. 7. Still, leave it to a football-crazed team like Nebraska to see a COVID-19 outbreak on the opposing team and try to play the victim.
Besides, we all know who the real victim is: The poor sap who was about to win a free Runza combo meal, only to have it taken away.