Clips of Harvard running back Devin Darrington allegedly flipping off Yale defenders on his way to the end zone made their rounds on Twitter and folks understandably lost their shit over it. Harvard-Yale is a notable rivalry, sure, but to see an Ivy Leaguer give another team the middle finger while showboating is not something you see every day. With nothing but juicy Ivy League beef on the brain, I joined in the frenzy and quickly blogged the clip.
As the clip spent more and more time online, the question was raised as to whether or not that was in fact Darrington’s middle finger, or just a normal taunting index finger. Thanks to Harvard Crimson photographer, Tim O’Meara, we have the real story.