Tennessee players involved in postgame skirmish after Vandy attempts to plant flag midfield @JDnumba3/Twitter

As if Tennessee’s 42-24 loss to Vanderbilt wasn’t ugly enough, a fight nearly ensued at midfield after the game between players of both teams.

Vols defensive back Micah Abernathy and several teammates were captured on video stopping stopping a group of Commodores from planting a Vandy flag on the 50-yard-line at Neyland Stadium.

Abernathy is captured using several expletives directed at the Vanderbilt players before the flag is taken away by a member of Tennessee’s athletic program.

The incident continued a recent trend of college football players planting flags in the middle of opponent’s fields after big victories, as infamously started by Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield during the Sooners’ victory at Ohio State earlier this season.

Of course, tensions were high for the Vols, who lost their eighth game of the 2017 season on Saturday, which marked their worst finish in program history.

Jason has contributed to numerous websites in the past covering a wide range of sports including SEC football for the past four seasons. He began his journalism career as a student journalist at the University of Tennessee where he covered the Vols for the student radio station and newspaper. Here’s ...Read more
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