MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Virginia Tech fans have gone too far with a tasteless sign referencing late Marlins ace Jose Fernandez.

Prior to Thursday’s primetime game between the Hokies and Hurricanes, VT Barstool posted a picture of a banner that read: “Bury the U next to Jose Fernandez RIP.”

Social media users immediately began condemning the offensive sign:

Not only was the 24-year-old Marlins ace a marvelous talent, he had an infectious personality and confidence that elevated his game.

The University of Miami Hurricanes football team wore a helmet decal with his initials and number.

Steelers star wide receiver Antonio Brown, a Miami native, created custom cleats commemorating Fernandez’s life.