Clemson fan starts petition to save Tigers' rivalry game vs. South Carolina
The last year the South Carolina Gamecocks and Clemson Tigers didn’t meet on a football field was 1908. However, that 111 year streak of games is set to end this year.
That’s because the SEC announced it was doing a 10-game, conference-only schedule amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Well, one Clemson fan is doing what he can to preserve that rivalry. Per GreenvilleOnline.com, Azel James has started a petition to save the game:
“I never get involved in this type of thing,” James said. “But I personally had a gut-shot reaction to the game being canceled. I was sad, then angry. I told myself if I stay this angry any longer, I’m going to do something.”
As of Wednesday evening, James’s petition had over 2,600 signatures. You can find the online petition here.
Even if James gets the 5,000 signatures he’s going for, it’ll be difficult to get the SEC and ACC to agree to reinstate these games.