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Alabama Students Flood Tuscaloosa Streets After Winning National Championship

by Halle Ames
(Photo Credit: Kevin C. Cox/ Getty Images)

Nick Saban and the rest of the Alabama football team have won another national championship, and students took to the streets to celebrate. 

The Crimson Tide has proven to be a football powerhouse. They have won the national title in 2009, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, as well as now, for the 2020 season. And the Alabama students could not be happier, showing that nothing was going to stop their festivities. Not even a national pandemic. 

Cameras caught thousands of students as they flooded into the streets of Tuscaloosa last night after the win. The Tuscaloosa Police department was quickly dispatched to break up the fans that had gathered along The Strip. However, we can only assume they were vastly outnumbered. 

Twitter users were quick to point out that fans wore little to no masks and the “six feet apart” rule was nothing more than a whisper in the wind. There is a strong chance COVID had a hay day here in Alabama. 

People quickly condemned the fans for their behavior considering the virus, with some tweets that were quite morbid. The saying “Roll Covid” is also a term that seems to be trending on social media platforms to make fun of the school’s chant of “Roll Tide.”

Alabama Football Season

Throughout the season, college athletes were forced to quarantine, undergo frequent COVID-19 testing, and temperature checks in order to be eligible to play this season. 

The hoops the team underwent proved to be worth it as Alabama beat Ohio State 52 to 24 last night. The unstoppable team also showed that they didn’t need Heisman Winner DeVonta Smith, who left the game with a finger injury in the second half. He returned from the locker room in his sweatsuit in the last quarter to watch his team win the title. However his finger was taped up. 

“Just with covid and everything going on, it just made things tougher,” said Smith. “It just made us more together as a team with us being around each other more. Waking up in the morning, getting tested and just being there for each other and keeping our bubble small. This team is just like no other.”

Well, it seems the team wasn’t the only one feeling “more together” last night. Anyway, congrats Alabama!