Deion Sanders and the Jackson State football program got off to a hot start as they began the 2021 campaign with a 3-0 record as they headed into Saturday’s matchup against Alabama State.
Jackson State suffered their first loss of Sanders’ tenure, falling 35-28 to the Alabama State Hornets.
That was hardly the discussion after the game Alabama State decided to rub it in by putting a photo on the screen at ASU Stadium of Sanders on his draft day in 1989.
The NFL hall of famer was not amused.
“Childish,” Sanders said in reference to the photo. “It is what it is. They know they messed up.”
Sanders also added that Alabama State didn’t furnish tickets for the Jackson State fanbase or allow the team into the locker room to unpack until Saturday morning, as well.
“I’m going to call them out on it,” Coach Prime said. “That’s what it was. They tried to respond with a bit of foolishness. We’ve got to keep it on the field and make it about the kids, make it about the fans. It’s not about me.”
ASU coach Donald Hill-Eley was aksed about the incident.
“No, I don’t look up and around most of the time,” Hill-Eley said. “I’m only in charge of the guys with the helmets.”
Jackson State returns home to face Southern in a nonconference game on April 3.