College football fans are a whimsical bunch.
Often times when things are going sideways for their particular team, they think they could do a better job themselves for some reason.
That’s the case with frustrated South Carolina fan Thomas Sumter, who just saw his Gamecocks lay an egg in a 23-22 loss to The Citadel Saturday.
But Sumter isn’t taking his team’s sinking fortunes lying down. He started a petition on Change.org asking that Gamecock fans be allowed to call plays against Clemson in the regular season finale Nov. 28.
And he addressed it to President Obama and USC athletic director Ray Tanner.
“The fans should be able to have a voice on the field for the last game in this era of South Carolina football,” the letter reads. “As a matter of fact, the fans should have THE voice on the field. They’ve sat through an inexplicable collapse of a once highly competitive football program.”
That’s a new level of absurdity, even for a diehard fan.