Jacob Copeland had three hats sitting in front of him at his National Signing Day ceremony on Wednesday afternoon: Alabama, Tennessee and Florida.
Copeland’s mom was wearing an Alabama sweatshirt and a Tennessee hat. Was this an indicator of things to come?
Apparently not. Copeland selected the Gators, a decision that appeared to anger his mother. In fact, she immediately stood up and stormed away — live on ESPN — and walked right in front of her son’s table, while the rest of his family remained behind him.
Watch how the bizarre incident unfolded below:
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Copeland confirmed that the woman who stormed off the set was his mom when he was asked, which certainly put all involved with the ceremony in an awkward situation.
However, Copeland’s mom didn’t stay upset. According to Ralph D. Russo of The Associated Press, she walked back and gave him a hug after the incident occurred.