Michigan player takes cleats to Michigan State logo after pregame altercation (Video)

Michigan linebacker Devin Bush was at the center of the pregame controversy before Saturday’s game vs. Michigan State. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Michigan linebacker Devin Bush was at the center of the pregame controversy before Saturday’s game vs. Michigan State. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Michigan and Michigan State don’t particularly like each other. And in case that wasn’t already clear after decades of animosity, Michigan linebacker Devin Bush offered a timely reminder on Saturday, hours before the latest iteration of the annual rivalry.

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About two hours before kickoff, Bush was caught on camera digging his cleats into the turf at midfield at Spartan Stadium, scuffing up the white Spartan logo painted onto the grass:

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This came after Michigan players refused to make way for a Michigan State pregame tradition, the players’ walk across the field:

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Bush was one of those Michigan players, and was confronted by a few soon-to-be opponents.

About an hour later, Michigan came through with an official excuse:

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But let’s just say nobody seemed too interested in adjusting to fix the misunderstanding. And certainly not Bush, who is in yellow in the video above.

It was after that incident that he took his cleats to the logo – the damage to which was visible from the press box:

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It has since been repainted. But this is surely not the last we’ve heard of the animosity between the two teams.

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