Virginia fans thought they had an upset of Notre Dame within their grasp on Saturday when the Fighting Irish struck with a heartbreaking 34-yard touchdown pass with 12 seconds remaining in the game.
A screencap of a Cavaliers student draped over the wall separating the crowd from the field quickly came to symbolize the school’s tough luck.
In an interview with Sports on Earth’s David Ubben, Sad Virginia Fan aka Mike Bunting, reveals that in the moments before he was struck limp with sorrow, he was plotting how to best charge the field despite having a broken left foot despite a friend’s protests.
"I've been here four years. I've paid my dues. I'm rushing the field if I get my chance," Bunting told her.
"This was well-deserved, this is a watershed moment where finally, being a fan and hanging in there all these years at UVA pays off, but the luck of the Irish interjected itself into the situation."
Bunting, who is a senior at the school, is taking his brush with internet infamy well, noting that next week the internet will have forgotten him and moved on to its new favorite meme.