Rivalry week is a big deal. For the first time in a while, both Michigan and Michigan State enter Saturday's game ranked in the top 15. Now, someone supporting the Maize and Blue has tagged a statue at Michigan State.
The Magic Johnson statue outside the Breslin Center was spray painted with a Maize M on his chest and the words "Beat State" on the bottom of the 12 foot tall statue.
So this is what it has come to.... pic.twitter.com/4hLm6dyVpr— Raquel Izzo (@RaquelIzzo) October 15, 2015
The paint is likely in retaliation to last year's Michigan State spray painting when fans added the letters S and U to the bronze M at the university of Michigan.
The statue was dedicated in 2003 to commemorate Magic's role on the Spartans' championship team in 1979.
Michigan and Michigan state play Saturday at 3:30 on ESPN.