Tennessee announcer pledges unused #EmptyNeyland tickets to families who can’t afford tickets

Neyland Stadium announcer Jeff Jarnigan decided to make use of Tennessee fan’s ire and the #EmptyNeyland campaign to catalyze the firing of coach Butch Jones.

In a Facebook post on Thursday, Jarnigan asked fans who aren’t planning on using their tickets to Saturday’s game against Southern Miss to donate tickest to families and children who can’t afford tickets.

“I attended my first UT game as a child when a neighbor took me. My father had died and money was tight,”Jarnigan wrote in part. “I'll always remember that kind gesture. It started my fandom that continues to this day. Please consider passing along the gameday experience to a youngster that might not otherwise get to live it.”

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