MSU and Michigan football respond to Saturday’s fight in the tunnel

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If you’re a Michigan State football fan, Saturday’s game against the University of Michigan was pretty ugly. What happened after the game was even uglier.

A video from ESPN showed Michigan State players punching and shoving a Michigan player in the Ann Arbor tunnel after the game.

Both teams used the same tunnel to get to the locker rooms.

MSU Head Coach Mel Tucker said the whole incident is unacceptable.

“We are deeply sorry to both universities…the conference, our fans, alumni, supporters and of course all of our student athletes…past and present,” Tucker said in Monday press conference.

Tucker and the MSU Athletic Department have suspended eight players. During the suspension, the players are allowed to attend classes, but not football-related activities.

Michigan Head Coach Jim Harbaugh said the incident is sickening to watch.

“I don’t buy any excuses about the rivalry or the tunnel. These are the actions of the individuals [MSU players involved], and they need to be accountable for them,” Harbaugh said.

Harbaugh said there should be a full, timely and thorough investigation.

The Spartans have four games left in their season.

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