Florida State Fans Taunt Florida with Airplane Banner at Spring Game
College football fans in the South are a different breed. The hatred between teams is so strong it can lead one to poison trees on a rival school’s campus. Florida State fans didn’t take things that far when they unleashed a taunt at Florida’s spring game Saturday, but they managed to get in a nice blast. From Kegs ‘N Eggs and the Orlando Sentinel comes this airplane message flown over Ben Hill Griffin Stadium Saturday as a reminder of Florida State’s win over the Gators in the fall:
The president of the company that was hired for the flyover, Patrick Walsh of AirSign, said “One of our sales people sold this thing. We’re a standard company. We can’t be discriminatory.” He added that “Most of our other pilots didn’t want to fly it,” and he said he was getting a lot of hate text messages from his friends for pulling the stunt.
I don’t know about you, but if you disagree with the message, can’t you turn turn it down? You won’t find an anti-UCLA ad here at LBS, unless we were paid at least 10x more than the $850 AirSign got for this ad. We can only take this as another example that money talks for some folks.