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GoFundMe Started For Man Whose Car Was Destroyed During Football Celebrations

Posted at 11:05 AM, Sep 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-10 11:08:40-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – UK fans were happy to celebrate the end of a 31-year streak after the Cats toppled Florida Saturday night. Many celebrated indoors due to heavy rain in the area.

Unfortunately, some students decided that since the weather didn’t lend itself to couch burning, they were going to destroy a car instead.

A man, identified as Matt, had his car totaled when some UK fans on State Street decided to flip the car twice. The vandalism was captured on camera by a reporter for the Kentucky Kernel.

Matt’s mother says her son was visiting a friend and that his car is totaled.

“While no couches were burned this year, probably due to the rain, and no human injuries surfaced, a small white car lost its life. My son, Matt, equally a die-hard UK fan, parked his little white car on the street in front of his friends’ house. And, while spared by the parking services and traffic control of Lexington, it was not spared by the celebrations,” writes Amy Given.

The family is attempting to raise $5,000 to replace the car. As of now, no arrests have been reported.