Despite Al Golden and his Miami Hurricanes starting the season with an undefeated record, fans have frequently seen banners flying over the stadium urging the firing of Golden. There were at least three sailing over Saturday's Nebraska game, with one urging the school to hurry up and can Golden because flying the banners was getting expensive.
The effort has been met with confusion and befuddlement from fans of other teams and irritation by some Hurricane fans. FSU fans, however, are getting a big kick out of it. In fact, on Monday we noted that there was a burgeoning effort set up on GoFundMe to fly a "Keep Al Golden" banner over October's Miami-FSU game in Tallahassee.
Well, two days later, Seminole fans have fully funded it.
In fact, it has surpassed its goal of $500 and has raised $810. Meaning a "Keep Al Golden" banner will fly over the game for at least an hour.
FSU fans seem to be pretty confident about it. If the team beats the Hurricanes, the prank will be hilarious trolling that impatient Hurricane fans set themselves up for. If Miami manages to pull off the (upset, let's be honest) win, then it might go down as one of the biggest backfires in sports trolling history.
In fact, Seminoles fans on Twitter are in a full civil war debating about whether or not this banner is a good idea.
FSU fan base is so stupid donating to an Al Golden banner. Country bumpkins— TCBnole (@TCBnole) September 23, 2015
Let me catch that idiot FSU fan that wants to fly that "Keep Golden" banner so we can stay "irrelevant". Beat the shit out of him— Andrea Lacayo™ (@Wode94) September 23, 2015
Please God, don't let the "keep al golden" banner backfire on us. This has bad karma written all over it.— Black Archer (@XopherFL) September 23, 2015
People are so divided over this FSU/UM banner issue that Dems are looking to use it to shift focus from @HillaryClinton's failing campaign.— Paul Aniston (@ThePHicks13) September 23, 2015
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But then as one astute Twitterer points out, it might not even be that big of a deal.
This banner thing, while funny, probbably won't work. Miami-FSU probably a night game. Won't get on TV.— Bud Elliott (@TomahawkNation) September 23, 2015