Michigan players, media and fans react to MSUs meltdown vs. Illinois – WolverinesWire

It’s officially hate week, with in-state rival Michigan State coming to town for the battle for the Paul Bunyan Trophy.

The MSU faithful expected this to be the year when the Spartans would return to glory after a disappointing season in 2018, but a funny thing happened en route to Ann Arbor — State fell apart, encapsulated by Saturday’s game, where they blew a 28-3 lead to Illinois, losing at home 37-34.

As a result, not just Michigan fans are having their turn at proclaiming the ‘Sparty, noooo!’ of it all. Several current and former Michigan players took to Twitter to revel in the misfortunes of the green and white after the game. Multiple media members had divergent reactions — depending on the side — while, naturally, fans did have their moments of fun, well into Sunday morning.

While Michigan still has to take care of business this Saturday to truly revel in MSU’s misfortunes, the fact that it’s currently 4-5 and limping into the game does add an extra level of revelry for the week. WolverinesWire compiled some of the best reactions as hate week commences in earnest.

Current and former Michigan players

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