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Virginia Tech fans hung an incredibly insensitive and disgraceful sign ahead of contest with Miami @BarstoolVTech/Twitter

Virginia Tech and Miami will square off Thursday night in a battle of ACC teams, but the bout has already turned ugly with this completely insensitive sign poking fun at the death of 24-year-old former Miami Marlins All-Star Jose Fernandez:

Related: It’s hard to believe, but the boat accident that killed Jose Fernandez could have been more tragic

Fernandez was killed along with friends Eddy Rivera and Emilio Macias when his 32-foot boat crashed into a jetty around 3 a.m. back in September.

Fernandez was a two-time All-Star, and he was already one of the best pitchers in the game despite his youth. In nearly 500 career innings, Fernandez had a 2.58 career ERA thanks to a great fastball and curveball. After recovering from Tommy John surgery in 2014, Fernandez had returned full-time to the mound this year, was he was in the middle of another fantastic season.

Miami (4-2) kicks off against Virginia Tech (4-2) at 7 p.m. ET.

(H/T The Spun)

Prashad is the Senior Content Editor for Cox Media Group's FanBuzz.com. He considers Muhammad Ali, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce some of the all-time greats. Boston is TitleTown, in case you were wondering.
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