Morgantown, West Virginia – In West Virginia’s 38-17 win over the Kansas Jayhawks, Kansas got up 10-0 in the first quarter after West Virginia defensive back Nicktroy Fortune had a pass deflect off his hand and land directly in the hands of Kansas wide receiver Andrew Parchman for a 43 yard touchdown.
Following the unfortunate play, former West Virginia defensive lineman and current Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bruce Irvin took to social media to express his feelings, saying, “Take my 11 off bro”, referring to the #11 jersey he wore for the Mountaineers and the same #11 that Fortune currently wears.”
Fortune took the high road and replied, “Dang, for real? I didn’t even have a bad game overall.”
Irvin later reached out to Fortune on social media to apologize: “My bad little brother. I was wrong and I want to apologize to you. Keep doing your thing man.”
Fortune responded by saying that he didn’t take it personally and that it was all good: “It’s all good, OG. I didn’t even take it the wrong way. It’s all love!”
Irvin has been a huge supporter of the West Virginia football program since leaving Morgantown for the NFL and its great to see him apologize to an outstanding young member of the current team!