The Florida Gators may have accidentally inspired a new fight song for patriots who love football and won’t back down to the anti-American NFL antics.
Just before the fourth quarter of the college football game, a crowd of approximately 90,000 sang in unison “Won’t Back Down” as a tribute to Gainesville native and American rock icon Tom Petty, who died this week at age 66.
Fans were enjoying the spirit of the game instead of the bitterness of anti-American politics.
Is the song a great message to the NFL?
You bet. NFL is not too big to fail and the fans won’t back down.
One fan summed it up: “America! Now that is the American Spirit. Keep up the good fight Patriots, see ya on the other side of freedom. Who needs the NFL, look at that crowd.”
Watch and enjoy the way football used to be … unifying.
Jason Aldean, whose concert at the Route 91 Harvest festival last weekend was interrupted by gunfire, performed the Petty song on Saturday Night Live yesterday as a tribute. Here are some photos and video of his performance: