How sensitive are Georgia fans over KSR’s report that Eddie Gran turned down an offer to be the Bulldogs’ offensive coordinator? Last night, Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity made security confiscate an “Eddie Gran [loves] UK” sign at the Georgia/Kentucky basketball game in Athens.
The Kentucky fan who made that sign called into today’s show to describe the awkward moment. David, who lives in Georgia and whose daughter attends UGA, said the sign cleared security when they arrived at the arena but when they took their seats underneath the basket, a security guard came over and told them McGarity wanted it gone.
“When we came in, they checked our sign, security did. They okayed it coming through. We were very front row underneath the basket where the players come out. A security guy came over, we’d been there about 30 minutes, and said, ‘I’ve gotta confiscate your sign.’ We thought he was joking. We kind of laughed it off. He said, ‘No, I’m sorry.’ I said, ‘Is it offensive?’ He said, ‘I don’t know.’ I said, ‘Do you even know who Eddie Gran is?’ He said, ‘No.’ He said the athletic director told his boss to come get that sign.”
David said he could see McGarity watching the exchange go down and security came back to check their tickets.
“He was standing — we watched him because people around him pointed him out. He was standing watching them take the sign. Then, security came over and wanted to check our tickets to make sure that’s where we belonged.”
Wow. Methinks they doth protest too much.