Ted Cruz Alabama Crimson Tide football tweet stirs fans, critics

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Texas U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz took to Twitter Wednesday night mocking the Ivy League with an Alabama Crimson Tide football team joke.

On Wednesday, the New York Post tweeted an article titled, “The Ivy League is cancelling all fall sports, including football” due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To which Cruz tweeted, “Finally, Alabama has a chance,” in response as if a top team, like the Crimson Tide, would even be affected by the Ivy League losing their season.

Ivy League schools, among the top academic institutions in the country, no longer participate in the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS). Their teams are never ranked in the top-25, nor do they go to bowl games, leaving some fans to questions the intent of his tweet — was he mocking the Ivy League or knocking the Crimson Tide.

Cruz is no stranger to the Ivy League or Alabama. He graduated cum laude from Princeton University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts in public policy, and the former presidential hopeful made several stops across the Yellowhammer State during his presidential run in 2016.