Following the escalation of the rivalry by a single rogue Alabama fan, the larger base of Alabama fans have come forward to condemn the act of poisoning the trees at Toomer’s Corner at Auburn. Taking it further, a group of fans have come together to raise money to help with the damaged trees. As of now, it looks like over $12,000 has been raised.
The following comes from the Tide for Toomer’s Facebook page:
As former students of the University of Alabama, we understand the importance of tradition; it is what binds past generations with those yet to come. The rolling of the trees at Toomer’s Corner is a unique and long-held tradition at Auburn University, one which we grudgingly respect. We may not understand your strange rituals, but we too have our own cherished traditions. We appreciate the culture of college football and, as such, have decided to take a stand.
To that, I think we can all say, Roll Tide.