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Gamecocks fans outraged at their school congratulating Clemson for title win

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The University of South Carolina took to Twitter this week to congratulate in-state rival Clemson on its national championship victory over Alabama.

The school tweeted Tuesday with a photo of the Clemson flag hanging over the South Carolina state capital building attached that it is “always an honor” to have their flag flying high on the South Carolina State House.

Not surprisingly, it didn’t go over well with Gamecocks fans.

Most of the replies – presumably from fans – reacted negatively to the tweet, not wishing to congratulate their most bitter rival.

On the surface, it was a benign comment showing support for an in-state school. Upon further review, the part that likely stuck out the most for South Carolina fans was the latter half of the tweet.

“It’s always an honor to have your school’s flag fly atop the SC State House,” the school wrote.

Between each other, South Carolina has lost three straight to Clemson, including a 56-7 rout this past November. The Gamecocks had won the previous five in the series before the current streak.

Overall, Clemson leads the all-time series against South Carolina, 68-42-4.

But even worse for Gamecocks supporters is that their rival can now claim its second national championship.

Maybe they just shouldn’t have used the word “friends.” It’s clear that they aren’t.

RELATED: WATCH: Alabama fan punches TV after last-second Clemson TD beats Tide

(You can follow Dan Hancock on Twitter @danhancock1978)

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