AUBURN, AL (WKRG) — An Alabama fan’s experience with Auburn fans after the Iron Bowl has become the top overall post on Reddit.
Reddit user ChandlerOG, a fan of the Crimson Tide, shared a story of spending time with Auburn Tigers fans at an Auburn bar following the Iron Bowl. The Tigers won the game in an upset, 26-14, knocking off the top-ranked Tide.
“I was planning on going home if Alabama lost because I figured that the Auburn fan base would be quite rowdy (as they should be, we got whooped),” said ChandlerOG.
“Instead [of going home] I stayed and had a great time with everyone,” said ChandlerOG. “I just wanted to thank the Auburn fan base for being such great sports and showing me a good time after the game.”
ChandlerOG titled the post, “Shoutout to Auburn for having such classy fans after the Iron Bowl.”
The University of Alabama and Auburn University are known for their fierce football rivalry that culminates every year in the Iron Bowl. Fights between fans of the two schools are not uncommon. In fact, police say an Alabama fan shot an Auburn fan during an argument over the rivalry earlier this month.
However, as commentators have noted in response to ChandlerOG’s post, most of the time there is a fun-loving respect between the two fanbases.
“And this is how rivalry should be…[trash] talking at all times but when it comes down to it it’s just a game and we should always be nice to one another and appreciate it when someone is nice to us,” said Wynardtage.
“Hell yeah. This is why I love the Iron Bowl so much. We [trash] talk Auburn so much, and Auburn so much and Auburn [trash] talks us right back, but unlike some other schools I’ve visited I’ve never had a bad experience at Auburn. (That being said, sorry about the trees),” said ChongoNG.
“War eagle OP. It’s great when both teams are great isn’t it? Hope you enjoyed the game and Auburn,” said Jamnewton22.
Reddit, for those who are unaware, is one of the most visited news aggregation websites in the world and is often referred to as “the front page of the Internet.”