COLLEGE STATION -Â A crane operator’s love for the Crimson Tide football team, while working on theÂ renovationÂ and expansion project at Texas A&M’s Kyle Field, may have cost him his job.
Bobby Livingston from Mobile, Alabama posted on his Facebook page Sunday, that he lost his job after he placed aÂ UniversityÂ of Alabama flag on the side of Texas A&M’s Kyle field.
The picture went viral on social media with some of his Facebook friends supporting the gesture. Some Aggie and Crimson Tide fans chalked up Livingston’s action to a harmless joke. A friendly rivalry between teams. One Texas A&M student wasn’t amused. Alex Spear says, “This is one of the biggest things we’ve done in a long time (Kyle Field renovation. Now, one of our biggest rivals has their flag flying over our stadium. Not what you want to see.”
Livingston was apparently working for Derr & Isbell Construction, a subcontractor under Manhattan-Vaughn, the company expanding andrenovatingÂ Kyle Field. It hasn’t been confirmed by Derr & Isbell if Livingston was fired for this action. News 3 attempted to contact the Derr & Isbell Construction in Euless, but has yet to hear from the company.