The 2020 National Championship called for some trash talk between the two teams. This talk mostly surrounded the tiger mascots. LSU fans believed that Mike the Tiger was superior to the Clemson tiger.
Dion Grossnickle joined in on the conversation on Facebook. He said that Clemson needed a new mascot costume and posted a GoFundMe page to help them pay for it.
"I posted the silly GoFundMe page not expecting that this thing would raise a dollar," Grossnickle said. Before he knew it, the page was shared, and donations were made.
Grossnickle contacted the Clemson athletic department to see where these funds could go, and they mentioned Tigers United.
Tigers United is a nonprofit that Auburn, Missouri, Clemson and LSU are all involved in. The main goal of the organization is to help tigers repopulate. There are less than 4,000 tigers left in the wild, and this joke is the reason over $3,000 was donated to the cause.