Clemson Tiger paw painted on field at Williams-Brice Stadium
Tue, 16 Apr 2013 19:47:50 GMT —
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WACH) - University of South Carolina officials are investigating after a Clemson Tiger paw was spraypainted at the 30-yard line inside Williams-Brice Stadium.
The university is treating it as an act of vandalism at the Gamecocks' home turf and say they are working to gather information.
Access to the stadium is being limited, however, a TV ad for the South Carolina Education Lottery was being shot on the field Tuesday afternoon while police closed off access to the spraypainted area.
South Carolina junior cornerback Victor Hampton posted the image of the paw on the field to his Instagram account around 2:30 pm Tuesday.
"It's war they put a paw on our field so #disrespectful," Hampton wrote in the picture's caption.
By 3:30 p.m. Hampton's photo had 163 likes and 44 comments, several of which reference Nov. 30, 2013, the date the Gamecocks will next face the Tigers in Williams-Brice Stadium.
WACH Fox News also found another target of vandalism on the stadium grounds. The words "Go Tigers" were spraypainted in orange paint on one of the famed Cockabooses just outside the stadium.
Several of you are weighing in on the situation on our Facebook page.
This latest episode adds another chapter to the South Carolina-Clemson rivalry. The Gamecocks have won four straight over the Tigers on the gridiron.
Coach Steve Spurrier became South Carolina's all-time winningest football coach with this past season's 27-17 win over the Tigers.