Frustrated Tennessee fans start #EmptyNeyland campaign to voice their anger
Looking for a new strategy to accelerate the coaching change from Butch Jones, Tennessee fans have started an “#EmptyNeyland” campaign in order to put additional pressure on Athletics Director John Currie and others in the school’s leadership.
The sentiment was only magnified Sunday afternoon when reports surfaced that Florida was cutting ties with coach Jim McElwain after the Vols were widely believed to be the first school in the SEC to begin its coaching search.
As is the case with many coaching exits, the fans have taken to supporting the players while also asking fans with tickets to stay home. Several fans openly hoped that Currie and other leaders of the school have worked behind the seasons on possible replacements if they let Jones go.
For what it’s worth, the movement became a trending topic on Twitter in Knoxville.
The timing is unfortunate given the fact that the Vols have scheduled homecoming for this week against Southern Miss.
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
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
— Jonathan (@JonathanVolsFan) October 29, 2017
— connor howard (@connorhoward5) October 29, 2017
— David Cullop (@GiveHim61016) October 29, 2017
— Trendsmap Knoxville (@TrendsKnoxvl) October 29, 2017
I want to support the team and these kids, but they’ve made it absolutely impossible. Don’t watch, period. #EmptyNeyland
— GIVE. HIM. SYXX. (@SyxxSynse) October 29, 2017
— Gabriel Garcia (@DPAGabeGarcia) October 29, 2017