The Tennessee Volunteers football team is seeking help to replace the goalpost fans tore down after their upset win over Alabama on Saturday ... by starting a fundraiser for the cause.
They're serious, too -- the Vols shared a link to their campaign via Twitter ... one day after Tennessee fans threw the goalpost into the river to celebrate the victory.
"Y'all remember how we tore the goalposts down, hauled em out of Neyland and dumped em in the Tennessee River? Yeah that was awesome," the team said.
Tennessee fans tear down the goal post. pic.twitter.com/OSdxt26lyU— Aaron Suttles (@AaronSuttles) October 15, 2022
Tennessee fans tear down the goal post. pic.twitter.com/OSdxt26lyU
"Anywho, turns out that in order to play next week's game, we need goalposts on our field. Could y'all help us out?"
FYI, Tennessee will need that goalpost to play their Oct. 22 home game against UT Martin.
The team even found a way to troll the Crimson Tide on the donation page -- including using the final score as a dollar amount.
"Give $52.49. Final score of the breathtaking game."
There's also a $16 option -- the number of seasons since Tennessee beat 'Bama -- and a $1,019.15 choice ... which is the number of fans who sold out the Vol's stadium.
The Tennessee goal post went on the journey of a lifetime yesterday 😂pic.twitter.com/YCn8OhN9Lq— PointsBet Sportsbook (@PointsBetUSA) October 16, 2022
The Tennessee goal post went on the journey of a lifetime yesterday 😂pic.twitter.com/YCn8OhN9Lq
Of course, many ripped the team for the launch ... one person saying, "Is this real? You have a $130,000,000 budget. Get a new set. Problem solved. Good win."
As of Monday morning, the fundraiser has already received over $75k -- half of what they need -- from over 1,911 donors.
BTW, the fans also cost the Vols $100k for storming the field. Sheesh!!!