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Knoxville man's Twitter photo of a hairy 'T' goes viral

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Posted at 8:20 PM, Sep 02, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-04 12:52:54-04

When Knoxville’s Michael Bean came across a Vol fan during a tailgate party before Tennessee’s game with Utah State Sunday, he knew he had to share.

The Big Orange fan - Jay VanSickle of Knoxville - had manscaped UT’s power “T” into his chest hair.

Bean tells us he, “just saw him … and thought it was too good not to get a pic.”

Bean tweeted the image of VanSickle from his Twitter account (@jbean6utk), and his instincts were right: Nashville-based Clay Travis, a writer for Fox Sports, sent Bean’s photo out to Travis’ 105,000+ followers. Then sports broadcaster and “Dancing With the Stars” co-host Erin Andrews retweeted Travis’ post to her 2.3 million Twitter followers.

Bean later joked on Twitter, “I can die a happy man now thanks to @ErinAndrews retweeting me.”

Meanwhile, the website LostLettermen.com also posted Bean’s photo of VanSickle and asked, “Who needs body paint?”

The Vols destroyed Utah State, 38-7, Sunday night in Neyland Stadium. So don’t be surprised to see more hairy “T's” around town in time for this Saturday’s game against Arkansas State.