#RollCOVID? Alabama football fans' celebration on Tuscaloosa Strip draws Twitter backlash

Daniella Medina
The Tuscaloosa News

Following Alabama football's 52-24 victory over Ohio State on Monday night, large crowds of people took to the streets of Tuscaloosa to celebrate the program's 18th national title in history. 

Roll Tide? Not quite. 

Tweets using the hashtag "#RollCOVID" began to surface following the festivities that resulted in at least 14 arrests, most for public intoxication, according to Tuscaloosa Police Chief Brent Blankley. Mayor Walt Maddox said the crowd was in the thousands. 

Monday night's events following the 2021 College Football Playoff National Championship received backlash on social media — some even called it a "super-spreader" event. 

On the other hand, one user said we should "let them enjoy this one." 

Here's what Twitter users had to say about the post-Alabama win celebration in Tuscaloosa on Monday night: 

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Daniella Medina is a digital producer for the USA TODAY Network. Follow her on Twitter @danimedinanews.