Peyton Manning says he refused to wear 'Georgia Bulldog colors' for The Match
Sports fans of all stripes are watching Sunday’s charity match between Peyton Manning & Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady. With “The Match” airing on TNT, Charles Barkley is part of the coverage.
Considering their Tennessee and Auburn ties, SEC sports were bound to come up. Manning’s wit is arguably the star of the show so far. He had some playful zingers for Barkley, who tried to call for SEC unity as the Vols and Tigers have a common rival in Alabama.
“It’s us against Alabama in everything we do now,” Barkley reminded Manning.
After acknowledging former Crimson Tide golfer Justin Thomas, Manning decided to share his distaste for another common UT-AU rival: Georgia.
“Charles, can you believe… Tom and Phil kind of have matching outfits. They wanted to know if I wanted to wear black and red like Tiger,” Manning shared. “I’m not wearing black and red – that’s Georgia Bulldog colors. I just can’t do that. You want me to get sick on the first hole, I’ll do it. I’m not going to let Kirby Smart get a picture of me in black and red for their social media.”
Peyton Manning just out here roasting Charles Barkley! 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/6bfbO9RHpk
— Christopher Reiss (@ReissReport) May 24, 2020
Peyton won’t be caught dead in Georgia colors. pic.twitter.com/dvIRuHP9Ul
— Jack McGuire (@JackMacCFB) May 24, 2020
Peyton Manning drops Kirby Smart’s name in the TNT golf broadcast when talking about not wearing red and black. pic.twitter.com/dOAttsG5wR
— Marc Weiszer (@marcweiszer) May 24, 2020