As if the heartbreak of yet another loss in the Elite 8 wasn't enough, Lawrence Police Department rubbed salt in Kansas University fans' wounds with a brutal tweet late Saturday.
The #1-seeded Jayhawks were upset by #3 seed Oregon 74-60 Saturday. Oregon is now headed to the Final Four. Kansas was considered a likely title contender. Instead, Saturday marked the team's fifth Elite 8 loss since Bill Self became head coach in 2004.
And Lawrence police, apparently, have had enough of the "so-close-yet-so-far" results.
Here's the first ice-cold tweet.
Police kept a live update of their attempts to curb drunken revels. There weren't many.
Officers seemed to be dealing with their own grief at the loss.
Still no issues to report downtown. kstate, mizzou and wich st fans @'ing us about "choking" in the elite 8. Your trolling is subpar.— Lawrence Police (@LawrenceKS_PD) March 26, 2017
But they still had time to call out fans from rival schools.
Also we're a police department, not a basketball team— Lawrence Police (@LawrenceKS_PD) March 26, 2017
Some people seemed confused as to the department's role.
Thanks for following us, sorry we couldn't do this again next weekend. That's ok, we'll do it again next year, and maybe rush mass st again.— Lawrence Police (@LawrenceKS_PD) March 26, 2017
But hope sprang eternal.
It's a far cry from the cocky tone the department struck before game day.
But fans seemed to take solace in the hilarity of the trolling.