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Justin Thomas recently made news for his controversial tweet in support of the Auburn Tigers during the ESPN College football. His history with the University of Alabama is what actually complicated the situation. The pro golfer also criticized college football for a sharp increase in blatant calls.

JT is famous for having a family that has been deeply connected with the game of golf. Both his father and grandfather played professionally. His grandfather was even paired with Arnold Palmer once. Thus, golf runs in his blood.

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Justin Thomas sides with Auburn

Justin Thomas has a history with the University of Alabama. The pro golfer was there for three good years during college. So one would expect when he supports the Alabama Crimson Tides’ when it comes to the Iron Bowl rivalry.

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The Iron Bowl is the name for the rivalry between the Auburn University Tigers and the University of Alabama Crimson Tide in the world of college football.

However, as a turn of events presents, that was not the case. In the case of a call during the game, Justin Thomas openly came in support of the Auburn Tigers.

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Justin wrote, “That was a horrible call in Alabama’s favor… feel like I’ve seen more blatant calls missed this year than any other season watching football. (I hate to say it) but auburn got screwed there!”

He termed it as a horrible call. What had actually happened was that the Tiger’s punt returner, Keionte Scott, called for a fair catch. However, he could not field the ball as it went through his hands. The call on the field was in favor of the Alabama Crimson Tide. But when the case was reviewed more, it turned out that Keionte did not touch the ball.

This triggered demands for an overturn of the original call. However, that did not happen and the initial call prevailed. Justin did not agree with the same and opposed it keeping aside his legacy as an alum of the University of Alabama.

He also talked about how there has been an increase in blatant calls missed this year. He compared the same with the previous years of watching college football and notice a sharp increase.

Justin and his streak of controversial tweets

The famous pro golfer, Justin Thomas, is not unknown for his controversial yet striking social media presence. The Justin Thomas Foundation founder has had a streak of interesting tweets off late. His opinions vary on multiple topics ranging from food to sports. The festival of Thanksgiving was not spared by Justin Thomas.

He first tweeted a few years back calling the festival “overrated” His tweet triggered many Thanksgiving lovers. As a follow-up tweet, Justin recently tweaked his previously made statement.

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This time he talked about how he likes the sides in Thanksgiving dinners but would want to switch the turkey with something else. This led to a foodie battle in the comments section of his post

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Justin tweeted, “I love thanksgiving sides, but think turkey is very average and would rather have steak.”

Steak or Turkey, Justin sure is building a streak when it comes to being unapologetically funky when it comes to his Twitter presence.

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