- The SEC handed the University of Tennessee a punishment after fans threw trash onto the field at Neyland Stadium during the Vols’ loss to Ole Miss.
- Volunteer fans are not happy, to put it lightly.
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The final minute of the Tennessee – Ole Miss game turned into utter chaos when fans began throwing trash, mustard bottles, and even a golf ball onto the field after the review of a crucial play didn’t go the Vols way.
Debris rained down for an extended period of time that resulted in a 20-minute delay. As the scene played out, it was obvious that the SEC was going to issue the university some sort of punishment. That punishment was handed out on Monday afternoon.
The SEC is fining the university $250,000, Tennessee will be required to identify the offenders who participated in the delay and ban them from sporting events in 2021-22, and provide a report to the league about how to prevent future incidents. On top of all that, the university will have to review alcohol policies, but alcohol sales will not be suspended.
NEWS | The @SEC announced Monday that Tennessee will be assessed a financial penalty and must meet requirements set forth by the Commissioner following interruption of its Oct. 16 football game with Ole Miss due to fans throwing debris on to the field.https://t.co/Cgqj7PSpOW
— Southeastern Conference (@SEC) October 18, 2021
The severity of the punishment is exactly what everyone expected. While a $250,000 fine seems like a lot, it’s not at all in the grand scheme of things. Having said all that, there are plenty of Tennessee fans who are furious about the punishment and extremely frustrated with the SEC.
So you have video evidence it was started by the Tennessee sections or will Ole Miss face financial penalties as well? @voltwitter
— Laura (@LauraL311) October 18, 2021
So you gonna use that $250,000 to hire so new refs
— Carter Lowe (@CarterDOWNLowe) October 18, 2021
Now address the abysmal officiating. pic.twitter.com/GSAtiyP8x7
— Noah J. Robinson (@noahjrobinson23) October 18, 2021
You going to hold your officials accountable or Ole miss for faking injuries??
— 🍊Jester🇺🇲 (@R0ckyTop) October 18, 2021