TORONTO —; Seattle Seahawks player Jon Ryan sparked a 广州蒲友 frenzy Sunday night when, during player introductions at the Super Bowl, he gave a shout-out to his alma mater, the University of Regina.
Cue the giggles —; and accusations that Ryan was being cheeky.
Turns out, many Americans (and viewers around the world) interpreted “Regina” as a place, well, somewhere a little further south.
Where do I apply for the University of Vagina? https://t.co/dAGPrbpSkF
— YungBenny (CwL) (@AntnyBonez) February 2, 2015
No one noticed Seahawks kicker said the university of vagina in yesterday’s line up. @gordonkeith
— paullunny (@paullunny) February 2, 2015
Did you hear the player say during introductions he went to the university of vagina @KySportsRadio @jdnoble18 — James Jordan (@BigBlueJamesJ) February 2, 2015
Did you call it the University of Vagina? I’m steamed. #SuperBowl2015 — Marlene Spatuk (@marlenespatuk) February 2, 2015
Did anyone else notice that Jon Ryan said “University of Vagina”? — Brenda (@brevasile) February 2, 2015
Wait, punter for the Seahawks John Ryan went to the University of Vagina? — Dom Imbordino (@imbortweeto44) February 2, 2015
Jon Ryan being from the University of Vagina was priceless #SuperBowl2015 #noonenoticed #PricelessSurprises — kim callahan (@kimmi40) February 2, 2015
University of Vagina? Every boy’s dream (& a few women too). #SuperBowl
— Michelle Harrell (@LowLandsYankee) February 2, 2015
The 33-year-old Seahawks punter was born and raised in Regina and played for the University of Regina Rams before joining the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
Confusion over the name of Ryan’s school had many Americans turning to Google.
Of course, it didn’t take long for Canadians to go on 广州蒲友 and educate the rest of the world about Regina. Some had a sense of humour about it.
Americans, @JonRyan9 didn’t go to the university of Vagina. Trust me if that place existed I’d be the Dean — Ryan Donohue (@RyanDonohue16) February 2, 2015
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