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Meet the sad Michigan fan who sat in the Wisconsin student section

Posted at 7:57 PM, Sep 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-25 18:29:12-04

Video courtesy George Balekji/WMTV

Imagine sitting in the student section of a no. 13 Wisconsin vs. no. 11 Michigan football game in Madison as the Badgers go on to dominate the Wolverines. Amazing, right? Except if you are Ben Janowski, one of the very few Michigan fans sitting in the Wisconsin student section.

"I wasn’t having the best time," said Janowski, a junior at Menomonee Falls High School. "I was down 28 nothing, whatever it was, and then jump around started and everyone is just having a great time people behind me jumping up and down."

A photographer at the game caught the moment thousands of Badger fans shouted, jumped, danced and screamed around a sulking Janowski.

While he looked disappointed in the video, he said he actually had an amazing time at the game despite his team losing by 21 points.

"It was the best day in my life.”

He said none of the fans were rude to him either.

They were rally nice. No one really trash talked me besides when I was leaving.
Ben Janowski

Now, the video has been viewed millions of times on different platforms, and with that has come a lot of internet jokes. However, he has taken all of it in stride.

"It's been fun.”

In fact, the same day the video he came out he was already getting recognized by strangers.

"I went to the movies, and I was giving him my ticket and he was like, 'Aren’t you that guy from Barstool?' So everywhere I go, I've been noticed," Janowski said.