Video of 90,000 Gators fans singing a tribute to Tom Petty in unison is amazing, Business Insider, October 8, 2017The best version of the song included musicians George Harrison and Ringo Starr joining the Heartbreakers. I listened to it frequently during the depressing Obama administration to cheer up.
Earlier this week, legendary rocker Tom Petty died unexpectedly at the age of 66. On Saturday, football fans from his hometown came together to sing a tribute.
The moment came at the end of the third quarter during the game between the Florida Gators and the LSU Tigers. Before the start of the fourth quarter, the entire crowd came together to sing “Won’t Back Down” in tribute to the Gainesville native.
Only a few seconds were shown during the CBS broadcast. However, Twitter user Cody Worsham caught a larger chunk of the song from the stadium and it is amazing.
RIP Tom Petty. pic.twitter.com/8akHgv3hKd— Cody Worsham (@CodyWorsham) October 7, 2017