A screen grab of the video when Sean sees his room for the 1st time. (Source: Ryan Bailey/YouTube)
What Sean's room looks like following the prank makeover. (Sept. 10, 2013/FOX Carolina)
COLUMBIA, SC (FOX Carolina) -
Everyone knows the Clemson-South Carolina rivalry can lead to feuds between friends, but in a video posted on YouTube, some may say the Palmetto State Showdown has reached new designs.
According to the post on YouTube, "Sean" is a diehard Clemson fan, so when he went out of town, his friends decided to give his bedroom a Gamecock-themed makeover.
"He went on a week vacation for his birthday so I decided to redecorate his room with South Carolina apparel as a surprise present. I'm still waiting on a thank you from him," said YouTube user Ryan Bailey on the video's page.
FOX Carolina spoke with the prankster, Ryan Bailey, and prankee, Sean Reigle, a day after they posted the video online.
"This prank is mainly a response to my hatred toward Clemson, he didn't do anything to me in general, but why not pull a prank, it'd be funny," Bailey said. "We figured Gamecock nation would love it."
Bailey said the prank happened back in August and since then, they had to cover up the garnet walls. He said it took four coats of white paint.
"We promised his roommates we'd paint it back white, we just did it without all those ugly Clemson flags," Bailey said.
Bailey posted the video of the makeover process and surprise reveal online on Monday. When FOX Carolina first shared the video on Tuesday it had more than 6,000 views and by Wednesday morning, that number had soared to more than 68,000 views.
The pair hopes the video receives some attention, especially among their fellow fans.
"I hope Dabo plays my room video for all the Tigers before they run into the field so they have that in the back of their minds, more motivation to start," said Reigle.
And to the Clemson fans who might still be angry, Bailey said, "I want them to get a little upset, not completely out of line but a little - like man we need to get back at them somehow"
Bailey also said he knows a return prank is on its way.
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