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‘Fire Currie’ chant started during pro wrestling match in Knoxville, Tenn.

Tennessee athletic director John Currie during his days at Kansas State.
Tennessee athletic director John Currie during his days at Kansas State. along@kcstar.com

What a week for Tennessee athletic director John Currie. And I don’t mean that in a good way.

On Sunday, Currie was poised to hire Greg Schiano as the Volunteers’ new football coach. But once that news leaked, irate fans and boosters hammered the school. Currie reportedly withdrew the offer and he has been widely criticized for the fiasco.

At least some Tennessee boosters are hoping that Currie, the former Kansas State athletic director, will be fired. On Monday night, fans at at WWE Raw match even started a “Fire Currie” chant:

Can’t say I’ve seen that before.

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff

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