Fan declares 'SEC spit in face of Auburn,' protests by setting SEC hat on fire

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Fan declares 'SEC spit in face of Auburn,' protests by setting SEC hat on fire

Auburn fans are scratching their heads Tuesday.

Their Tigers earned a share of the SEC regular-season crown, yet not one Auburn player was named the first-team selections on the coaches' team.

Jared Harper and Bryce Brown were named to the All-SEC second team, while forward Anfernee McLemore was named to the SEC's All-Defensive team.

One fan took to Twitter to in a creative way to showcase a generalization of how Auburn fans feel, recording a video of a burning SEC hat and declaring, "Today, the SEC spit in the face of Auburn." 

Skye Underwood, of Birmingham, Alabama, posted the video and told the reaction has "been a little overwhelming."

"Auburn basketball led the SEC standings from start to finish, yet the SEC coaches didn't select one single Auburn player to first-team All-SEC, despite getting their asses kicked by them all season," Underwood said. 

"It irritated me, so I grabbed the hat and the rest is history. I wasn't expecting it to go viral to be honest. ... I was just having some fun, but I don't mind if other laugh at my expense."

He was quick to point out that people shouldn't take him so seriously - again, just having fun.

Underwood said Auburn fans are loving it, while "Tennessee fans and Alabama fans are getting the biggest kick out of it."

"Tennessee fans have gotten the biggest kick out of it," a laughing Underwood said. "Their roasting me for owning a conference hat. Actually won it at an SEC baseball tournament in Hoover."

Even former Auburn star Marquis Daniels chimed in.

The SEC Basketball Tournament starts Wednesday in St. Louis.

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Auburn has a first round bye and plays the winner of the Alabama-Texas A&M game.

Mark Heim is a sports reporter for The Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter @Mark_Heim.

from Auburn Sports Impact

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