Vontaze Burfict is not an ASU basketball fan

Posted at 10:40 AM, Feb 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-18 12:40:22-05

If the goal of Cincinnati Bengals linebacker and former ASU standout Vontaze Burfict is to become a villain to as many fan bases as possible: He's doing it absolutely right.

Burfict, who helped cost the Bengals a playoff victory over the Steelers with a late penalty that netted him a three-game suspension, didn't do anything to endear himself to Sun Devil Nation on Wednesday night.

Toward the end of UA's blowout victory over the ASU men's basketball team in Tucson, fellow Bengals linebacker and Wildcat alum Marquis Flowers decided to troll his teammate and former Territorial Cup rival.

Burfict's response? Well... apparently he's not an ASU hoops fan.

The Wildcats went on to beat ASU 99-61 in Sun Devil coach Bobby Hurley's first trip to Tucson in 25 years. UA's ZonaZoo student section was on Hurley's case the entire game -- and after the game, it turned its attention to Vontaze.

Burfict seems to embrace the villain role, though, as evidenced by this follow-up tweet in response to Flowers.

And in fairness to Vontaze, he did celebrate ASU's Territorial Cup win over UA in November by retweeting this later in the evening.