Florida DL Caleb Brantley blasts fans on Twitter for arguing over game in light of hurricane concerns
The SEC’s decision to postpone the Florida-LSU game, originally sheduled for Saturday in Gainesville, Fla., is the talk of Twitter on Thursday night.
Many LSU fans are unhappy that Florida was not interested in playing the game in Baton Rouge. Gators fans are firing back over the Tigers’ unwillingness to play the game on Nov. 19. It has also upset fans around the conference that the divisions could potentially be won by teams with 6-1 conference records as win percentage would trump all other factors, even head-to-head competition.
Florida DL Caleb Brantley thinks everyone needs to step back and worry about the bigger issue: Hurricane Matthew.
People still talking bout this game like we don't have families at the crib 😒
— Caleb Brantley (@RichYungg57) October 6, 2016
DL Cece Jefferson echoed Brantley’s sentiment:
Let them go out there and play against Matthew 😂 https://t.co/2R74Up7F26
— CeCe (@cecejeferson7) October 6, 2016
As Bleacher Report’s Barrett Sallee pointed out, for many players like Brantley and Jefferson, there are bigger concerns over the next few days than a football game:
Y’all, Florida has 52 players on its current roster from the PINK area on this map.
You want them to worry about a football game???? pic.twitter.com/cFwWTg3kdj
— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) October 6, 2016
Projections have the storm at Category 3-4 as it travels up Florida’s east coast:
— Fox News (@FoxNews) October 6, 2016
“The developments of the hurricane in the last 24 hours, the projected magnitude of its impact and the unknown aftermath of this storm have resulted in this decision to seek another date to play the LSU-Florida game,” SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said in the announcement to postpone the game. “We have to be sensitive to the possible imminent disruption to the state of Florida and in particular the Gainesville and surrounding area.”