The Kansas Jayhawks lost to Oregon in the Elite Eight round of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament on Saturday, meaning coach Bill Self’s team has now lost five national quarterfinals games during his 13-year tenure, including two in a row when the Jayhawks were a No. 1 seed.
All of which allowed the Lawrence, Kansas Police Department one heck of an opportunity to burn the hell out of the underachieving squad. And the police department’s Twitter account responded by dunking all over the Jayhawks.
The police department even created its own #GrieveSafely hashtag.
Officers arrived on a disturbance downtown before it could escalate. Guys, we're all sad but the cops downtown didn't disappear. Stay classy— Lawrence Police (@LawrenceKS_PD) March 26, 2017
Reading our @ mentions while still thinking about the game. No new disturbances to report. Alls quiet downtown. pic.twitter.com/iPViJdTVPs— Lawrence Police (@LawrenceKS_PD) March 26, 2017
Still no issues to report downtown. kstate, mizzou and wich st fans @'ing us about "choking" in the elite 8. Your trolling is subpar.— Lawrence Police (@LawrenceKS_PD) March 26, 2017
Also we're a police department, not a basketball team— Lawrence Police (@LawrenceKS_PD) March 26, 2017
Unfortunately for the people of Lawrence, it seems the police are a long way from these kinds of harmonious moment.
Seemingly, the only major issue for the officers was an attempted arboricide that was aborted at the last moment.
An intoxicated guy tried to pull a tree out of the ground. His friend carried him off before he could succeed. It's not the trees fault man— Lawrence Police (@LawrenceKS_PD) March 26, 2017
This, of course, is the sign of a police department that has its priorities straight – keeping a mourning city safe and in hysterics at the same time.