The North Carolina Tar Heels won last season’s NCAA men’s basketball championship. The Charlotte 49ers would rather not be reminded.
When a sign commemorating the Tar Heels’ title was recently erected on Interstate 85 near Charlotte’s campus, it caught the eye of a few 49ers fans.
The N.C. Department of Transportation has a program allowing signs to be installed on state roadways celebrating national championships, to be paid for by the schools and approved by the NCDOT.
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This sign, however, was erected between the Harris Boulevard and Mallard Creek Church Road exits, right in the shadow of UNC Charlotte.
After some back-and-forth on Twitter from disgruntled 49ers fans, the department of transportation said it would remove the sign and relocate it to I-77 North near the S.C. border.