Video goes viral of UF football players harassing Tennessee fans after their game win
‘Athletes are held to a higher standard’
A video has surfaced of UF football players McArthur Burnett and Vosean Joseph dancing, flicking-off and Gator-chomping in front of Tennessee fans following their win last Saturday against UT.
It was posted Saturday on Facebook by Chandler Cox who appeared to be a Tennessee fan who took the video. She said, “I hate that we lost but at least our players don’t represent our team like this. I love a rivalry but be classy about it.”
I hate that we lost but at least our players don't represent our team like this. I love a rivalry but be classy about itEDIT: I know our fans have done questionable things. They shouldn't have peed on the tebow statue but I'm not saying this over and over again: players are supposed to be controlled by coaches and fans are not. This is a representation of the control Jim Mcelwain and staff has on its players. If this was a Tennessee player I would be embarrassed. Athletes are held to a higher standard.
Posted by Chandler Cox on Saturday, September 16, 2017
However, comments on the video brought light to Tennessee players and fans who similarly showed unsportsmanlike behavior.
Tennessee received a penalty during the game for mocking the Gator chomp in the end-zone. Also following the game, a Snapchat video went viral of a Tennessee fan peeing on the Tim Tebow statue outside of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.
— Barstool Rocky Top (@BarstoolTenn) September 15, 2017
UF football has yet to release an official statement on the video.