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South Carolina fans raise $4,000 to send “Gamecock Jesus” to the Final Four

If you’ve ever been to a game at South Carolina, you’ve seen “Gamecock Jesus,” the long-haired super fan waving a flag and dancing in his own little world behind the basket. I got an up close and personal introduction to Gamecock Jesus (whose real name is Carlton Thompson) in 2014, when he practically gyrated in my face the entire game:

The South Carolina fan next to me is READY.

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They tell me he's called Gamecock Jesus.

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A lifelong fan and USC nursing school graduate, Gamecock Jesus is an institution at almost every South Carolina athletics event, and now, with the Gamecocks unpredictably in the Final Four, South Carolina fans have teamed up to make sure he goes to Phoenix. After Gamecock Jesus couldn’t afford to go to the East Regional in New York this past weekend, South Carolina fans started a GoFundMe page and raised over $5,000 to send him to the Final Four, well over their $3,500 goal. So, if you can stomach watching the games this weekend, keep an eye out for him, doing his thing. Here’s hoping he gets lots of screen time.

 

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

11 Comments for South Carolina fans raise $4,000 to send “Gamecock Jesus” to the Final Four



  1. Mathlete
    4:04 pm March 27, 2017 Permalink

    I bet he’s been to more classes at USC in the last 10 years than all of UNC’s basketball players combined…

    #stillsalty



    • cjruk1
      4:25 pm March 27, 2017 Permalink

      Haha, I said something along those lines to some UNC fans who were so proud that Maye attended his 8AM class this morning. UNC is a disgrace to the NCAA but they won’t do anything.



  2. CatManDo
    4:16 pm March 27, 2017 Permalink

    He doesn’t look Mexican 😏



  3. Gowcats
    4:22 pm March 27, 2017 Permalink

    Maybe he can heal a blind referee or two.



  4. catsarerunnin
    4:24 pm March 27, 2017 Permalink

    The Lord giveth but the refs take it away..



  5. secrick
    4:34 pm March 27, 2017 Permalink

    This just in North Carolina has cancelled all African study classes for this week.Every one will still get a passing grade .



  6. Rise
    5:06 pm March 27, 2017 Permalink

    Normally when UK loses I could care less about watching the rest of the tourney. But with South Carolina still representing the SEC I am a die “hard cock” fan. Plus it is quite a story.



  7. lex cath
    5:08 pm March 27, 2017 Permalink

    Ok enough of the crying video on every story



    • Bobbum Man
      5:16 pm March 27, 2017 Permalink

      Right? Lol just randomly thrown into this article that has nothing to do with it



  8. lribookend
    5:27 pm March 27, 2017 Permalink

    I’m glad to see that SC fans are taking good care of their poor and homeless. People are free to spend their money any way they like. We all have different priorities in helping other people. I wonder if all the relatives and family members of players on the SC team can all afford to fly out there. But why would SC fanscare about them? They aren’t a circus sideshow act like this guy.



  9. AddctdGmbler
    8:32 pm March 27, 2017 Permalink

    👆🏼👆🏼👆🏼 always one guy who can’t just sit back and read a good story without getting PC and butt hurt