Auburn fans escalate rhetoric against Finebaum

As mentioned here yesterday, some Auburn fans on the Internet complained that Paul Finebaum was allowed press credentials to the Auburn-Mississippi State game.

Not satisfied with an email campaign to ban the talk show host from campus, some Auburn fans increased their rhetoric this morning over at the Bunker (the Auburn Rivals website) to show how unwelcome Finebaum is.

BoddaGetta wrote on the message board: “Letting Finebaum in Jordan-Hare is the equivalent of letting Osama Bin Laden into the World Trade Center (probably a little extreme on the analogy, but you get my point).”

A little extreme? No kidding.

One guy is a mass murderer. The other guy has an opinion with which you disagree.

Not content to be left out of the hate rhetoric so often displayed in Alabama, SoldmysoultoSaban over at autigers.com (the Scout Auburn website) went on the offensive against Finebaum caller Shane from Centerpoint: “Did Shane Corn really get media credentials… Will he need another pass for his iron lung?”

Classy. Make fun of a guy with lung cancer.

Every fan base has its crazies—see Harvey Updyke—but the rhetoric against a media personality shows just how crazy things have gotten for anyone asking questions about Auburn and its NCAA troubles.

All these hate posts raise the question: If Paul Finebaum is allowed back to Auburn, will he be safe at this year’s Iron Bowl?