Some Georgia Tech fans apparently engineered a bit of payback for the Yellow Jackets’ painful loss at Virginia Tech on Monday.
Someone made off with the “T” from the Lane Stadium sign outside the box office — a heck of a feat that left the sign reading “Lane S adium,” the Roanoke News reports.
Virginia Tech Police Maj. Gene Deisinger told the newspaper that the “T” had indeed been stolen.
While police say they have no suspects or leads, a Facebook group called “Only at [Georgia] Tech” posted a photo of the sign with the caption, “Lane S adium. Only a ech.”
The photo has since been removed from the site amid concerns it might encourage copycats.
Stealing “T’s” is a longstanding tradition at Tech; it began decades ago when students began stealing the T from the Tech Tower on North Avenue.
Some wags speculated that the jolly good fellows who stole the T may have been drinking their whiskey clear.
In any case, Virginia Tech fans had a ready — and stinging — response. As one of them posted on the Only at Tech Facebook page, “Y’all may have left with the T but you certainly didn’t leave with a W.