— Jimi Kunkel (@JimiKunkel) June 30, 2014
No your eyes do not deceive you. That is a 2014 Florida Gators calendar featuring alleged murderer Aaron Hernandez as Mr. July.
I wish I could report that some prankster made that calendar and put it on the internet to troll the Gators, but I can’t. It’s not a prank calendar, it is a legit calendar distributed by the UF marketing department. More than one person has come forward confirming that the calendar is a real thing.
What could have compelled these nitwits at the marketing department to include a man accused of murdering multiple people in a calendar meant to celebrate the greatness of Florida Gators football?
I can only assume these people were educated at the University of Florida. I must also assume these people are diehard Gator fans, the type of fans who have complete tunnel vision when it comes to their team. These people probably refuse to even believe that Hernandez is guilty of the crimes of which he is accused.
These are exactly the same kind of people who are still defending Joe Paterno to this day. They live in a bubble and have no idea how insane they are. They are basically like cult members, that’s how removed from reality they have become.
Sorry, but I don’t believe the Hernandez Mr. July thing was just an oversight. His inclusion was conscious. I think you could even characterize it as an act of defiance. Yes Aaron Hernandez, people out there still believe you are innocent. They work for the Gators and are complete asshats. That should make you feel better as you lie awake in your cell, wondering which of your fellow inmates might want to shiv you with a sharpened toothbrush.