The uproar over the ‘new’ Georgia Southern Eagles Gus mascot continues, and some fans are apparently now willing to put their money where their Twitter fingers are.
A GoFundMe account has been launched to bring back the old, beloved Gus:
On September 3, 2016 the Eagle Nation was stunned to discover that our beloved Gus was no more and had been replaced with a new and unfamiliar mascot. Please consider donating to our fund to help resurrect the real Gus! Thanks for your support.
Note: all funds raised will be donated in Gus Eagle's name to the Georgia Southern Foundation.
As I write this $140 has been raised out of a goal of $1,000. Word is the old mascot costume is still around, so they may not really need any money. But the spirit is there.
UPDATE: There is now also a Change.org petition, so you can both vote and donate for the cause.
If you’re just getting caught up, the GS mascot got a makeover for the opening game, and fans, um, did not like the refresh.
Elsewhere, the #BringBackGus movement continues unabated. There’s a touching YouTube tribute set to “You Should Be Here,” a song appropriately sung by Georgia Southern alum Cole Swindell.
And more memes. Lots of memes.
由 Chad Mitchell 貼上了 2016年9月4日
Just say no kids......#HailSouthern #BringBackOldGusPosted by GATA Memes on Sunday, September 4, 2016
.@GaSouthernCheer @GSAthletics_FB @TKleinleinAD @Pres_Hebert @gseagleman @doctordeal @TheBigGuyWJCL #BringBackGus pic.twitter.com/QyhKIAtouh— Mike Younce (@mkyounce) September 5, 2016
Important Missing Persons Report: HAS ANYONE SEEN THIS EAGLE?? @TheBigGuyWJCL #FreeOldGUS pic.twitter.com/MdU1SeWizZ— Horace Deal (@doctordeal) September 4, 2016
obviously the university HAS to #BringBackGus seeing as how it's trending!!!! pic.twitter.com/Drljtd408i— hail southern (@ansleymwhite) September 4, 2016
Help! I've been held hostage by my evil twin brother! I got out long enough to get some tweets out #BringBackGUS pic.twitter.com/1q36bpqLLX— Real GUS (@TheRealGUSGSU) September 5, 2016
There’s still no word on the whereabouts of old Gus. We’ll keep you posted as the situation develops.