During the second half of the Northwestern-Gonzaga game on Saturday – as the Wildcats trailed with a spot in the Sweet 16 up for grabs (No. 1 Gonzaga went on to win, 79-73) – one kid became Internet famous.
Meet Crying Northwestern Kid:
He didn’t agree with a call and had a total meltdown – a very relatable reaction. This kid is all of us when our team is losing during an extremely important game.
Here’s some Internet response:
Everyone just please remember he’s just a kid, so don’t go too hard on him. However, something’s telling me he might be a bit young to be on Twitter. He might not feel the madness as much as “Crying Piccolo Girl” did, but who knows with kids these days.
Update: Fox Sports’ Stewart Mandel, who is a Northwestern alum, tweeted that the Crying Northwestern Kid may be the son of Jim Phillips, Northwestern’s vice president for athletics and recreation.
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