Michigan fans vandalize Michigan State's Magic Johnson statue (Photo)

Dr. Saturday

Michigan fans have vandalized a statue on Michigan State’s campus for the second time this year.

Spartans basketball player Alvin Ellis tweeted a photo of the damage done to the statue of Magic Johnson outside of the Breslin Center, MSU’s basketball arena, on Thursday morning. As you can see, a block “M” and the words “BEAT STATE” were spray-painted onto the statue.

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Additionally, a Michigan State spokesman told Mlive.com that other areas were also vandalized, including a brick wall behind the campus’ famous Spartan statue and a sidewalk near an intramural field.

“We are going to be out here for a while,” Tracy Harris, a worker with MSU Landscape Services, told Mlive.com. “This statue has so any details on it, it’s going to take along time to get him cleaned up.”

Though it was spared this time, MSU’s Spartan statue had previously been vandalized with paint in Michigan’s maize and blue colors back in April.

The Spartan statue was also painted with a block “M” Michigan logo back in April 2013.

Michigan State fans also got in on the vandalism last October when the block “M” on UM’s campus was painted green with the letters “S” and “U” painted alongside it.

The Wolverines (5-1), now ranked No. 12 after a dominating win over Northwestern last weekend, host the No. 7 Spartans (6-0) at Michigan Stadium on Saturday. 

For more Michigan news, visit TheWolverine.com.

For more Michigan State news, visit SpartanMag.com.

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