GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A photo circulated on Twitter earlier this week of a Tennessee flag hoisted in Steve Spurrier’s statue outside of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.
Gators safety Chauncey Gardner had posted a since-deleted tweet in response to the image on Monday and was asked about it when he met with local reporters Wednesday.
“I don’t know about other guys, but me, it’s a sign of disrespect,” he said. “Even though a fan did it, that’s something that you don’t do regardless of it’s a rivalry. That’s our property. You (can’t) come and vandalize what we’ve earned, what we did. It’s crazy.”
— Vols Ego (2-0) (@VolsEgo) September 10, 2017
There’s no official confirmation when the photo was taken or if it is legitimate.