LSU fans buying ‘#FreeDevinWhite’ billboards

LSU fans are raising money for billboards reading “#FreeDevinWhite” to be placed near the Southeastern Conference headquarters in Birmingham, Ala.

An LSU fan named Edward H., from Lafayette, started the #FreeDevinWhite GoFundMe campaign on Monday evening.

“We’re putting up a billboard for two weeks in Birmingham, AL, the home of SEC headquarters, to let them know it’s time to #FreeDevinWhite,” Edward H. wrote.

“We’ll fund as many billboards as possible, with any excess funding going as a donation toward the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, in honor of Devin’s love of horses.”

The original goal was to raise $2,305 — how much it would cost to purchase a billboard in downtown Birmingham. The new goal at the time of publication was $4,150.

A billboard on Interstate 65, according to the post, costs $1,865.

This isn’t the first response by LSU fans to White’s ejection. James Carville wrote an op-ed for the Advocate on Sunday and then went on several radio shows — including the Paul Finebaum show — to allege that the SEC is colluding with Alabama in regard to White’s suspension.

This also isn’t the first LSU-related GoFundMe to receive attention this season. U.S. Rep. Garret Graves started a GoFundMe to raise money to pay LSU’s field-storming fines that were incurred after LSU beat Georgia. That fundraiser has trickled out, but raised $16,904 as of Monday evening.

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