Fans of the Tennessee Volunteers started a movement to empty out the stadium for football games in protest of coach Butch Jones.
Jones is one of the worst coaches in all of major football, and it’s not surprising fans are revolting. However, it is a bit surprising to see fans willing to not even go to games. It all started with the “#EmptyNeyland” movement on Twitter.
— Drew Eastes (@DrewEastes) October 30, 2017
If you want a good laugh, check out #EmptyNeyland. I think it’s safe to say that Vol fans are 110% done!
— Georgia Fan Zone (@ugafanzone) October 29, 2017
Currie is putting players in a position where they have to defend Butch everyday. It’s shameful to do that to these kids. #EmptyNeyland
— TNFryed (@TNFryed) October 29, 2017
#EmptyNeyland Put on more steam
— Jason Bailey (@JasonYall) October 29, 2017
Let’s make it happen. #emptyneyland
— Fire Butch Jones (@VolStang11) October 29, 2017
Let’s add one last record to Butch’s wall of shame this week: lowest attendance in Neyland’s history. #EmptyNeyland
— FIRE JOHN CURRIE (@hammered_VOL) October 29, 2017
Part of me likes this move because Jones has to get fired. There’s no doubt that something absolutely has to be done.
However, you should ride with your team during the best of times and the worst of times. My Wisconsin Badgers rock and roll the competition, but I’d still be there even if they didn’t. Seems a bit soft to bounce out when the going gets tough. That’s not the spirit that’s going to win a national championship.