West Virginia football fans’ dance battle goes viral


West Virginia Mountaineers football supporters are well aware of superfan Charles Hayes, who is regularly seen entertaining the crowd with his dance moves on the jumbotron during home games at Milan Puskar Stadium.

However, now college football fans everywhere know about Hayes.

Hayes and West Virginia student Anderson Small staged a dance battle in the middle of the Mountaineers’ 47-10 victory over TCU on Saturday. The West Virginia football Twitter account sent out the video on Monday, but by Thursday various media outlets and Twitter users had seen the video and created their own comedic captions to accompany the dance-off.

ESPN sent out a tweet of the now-viral video on Thursday with the caption, “When you realize Thanksgiving is only a week away.” Check out the footage from the dance battle below.

There have many reasons for Hayes to dance this season, as his beloved Mountaineers are 8-1. West Virginia enters the final two games of the regular season with a chance to capture the first Big 12 title in program history, and the Mountaineers are still a contender for the College Football Playoff. Hayes has used the attention he gets from dancing on the jumbotron to raise money for the miracle network dance marathon, which donates funds to assist children with medical expenses.

No. 8 West Virginia will play on the road at Oklahoma State this week, but you can plan on seeing Hayes back in the stands next week when the Mountaineers host No. 6 Oklahoma. He may be dancing again, especially if the Mountaineers are playing well.

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