Fans across social media come to Lane Kiffin's defense, including a growing GoFundMe account
Ole Miss coach Lane Kiffin caused quite a stir on Monday with his comments about the controversial ending to the Rebels game against Auburn. But his comments didn’t end when the SEC announced a $25,000 fine against him.
Fans across the country have rallied behind Kiffin on social media, and there is at least one GoFundMe account started by Blake Milam that has at least $1,025 with a goal of $25,000.
Here is a description of the fundraiser: “The SEC officials have now missed two critical, game-changing calls in 3 weeks. Following both games the SEC has admitted error in the calls, but after Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin remarked on the now admitted officiating error, he was fined $25,000.
Kiffin did not malign nor demonize the officials. He just said what the SEC head office later admitted and received a hefty fine for it.
I’d like to see his fine covered and if more funds are raised, pay it forward to any other coach who finds themselves in the same position.”
Several fans also supported Kiffin’s idea to pay the fine in pennies, and they also added that fans across the SEC, not just Ole Miss faithful, would fine it reasonable to chip in.
Here’s a sampling of other support for Kiffin and criticism for the SEC:
— Lane Kiffin (@Lane_Kiffin) October 27, 2020
@Lane_Kiffin just change your profile to say retweets do not equal endorsements and then legally they can’t do anything to you fine wise
— Ghost Writer..spooky (@ApatowsGhost) October 27, 2020
So @Lane_Kiffin publicly pointed out how sorry your replay system performed during his team’s game then you publicly fine him for being a respectable coach. Do you see how ridiculous you’re being? Fine your refs and discipline them like you did the Ole Miss coach.
— Beat Ampersand U (@BigPhil870) October 27, 2020
We should do a GoFundMe to pay the fine for @Lane_Kiffin. @RazorbackFB #WPS Fans have had enough also. @SECOfficiating replay has been atrocious. Lane was right to call them out. https://t.co/XQdoqpST4r
— Ted A Tolleson (@Ted_Tolleson) October 27, 2020
The SEC: No, Lane Kiffin was right. But, we’re still going to fine him
— This is Birdland (@Os_Birdland) October 27, 2020
How much did the SEC ‘fine’ the Officials for ‘blowing’ these calls? Seems the Officials get a ‘pass’ for ‘bone-head’ performances! Time to hold THEM accountable!
— james (@james35206380) October 27, 2020
— Troy Elliott (@utracefan72) October 27, 2020
— David Cook (@davidm_cook) October 27, 2020
So let me get this straight. The SEC can fine you for having an opinion on their refs? What in the world. So they are above reproach? This is BS. lane you just keep right on having an opinion. Screw em. Start a go fund me. We will handle the rest
— brad kilgore (@kilgore_brad) October 27, 2020
@SEC admits @Lane_Kiffin is correct in his criticism of the garbage refs and their juvenile decision making process. Yet, they still slap a fine on Lane. Never forget @GregSankey , the #SEC is loved, not you and your henchmen.
— Tyler Lake (@tlake6) October 27, 2020
— Bill Cruse (@SalusCruse) October 27, 2020
I’m legit willing to toss some fine money his way for him to keep talking. I bet many other SEC fan bases would too. 🤔🙃
— Gina Davis (@ginabob) October 27, 2020
SEC IS STUPID TO FINE LANE KIFFIN WHEN HE WAS RIGHT
— jerry booth (@jerrybo20296665) October 27, 2020
@SEC admits they made colossal error in Ole Miss/Auburn game. Then, they fine @Lane_Kiffin because he points out the obvious: @SECOfficiating is horrible. If the worthless💩 at SEC office don’t like being called out, get better. How do you miss that? On the take or incompetent.
— Randy Hubbard (@randyhubbard3) October 27, 2020