Jul 6, 2014, 12:07 PM EDT
Prior to last night’s rainout of the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway, TNT was slated to run a “Lord of the Rings” movie marathon today.
But with the race postponed to this morning, Frodo fans expecting to settle in for tales of high fantasy and adventure are instead seeing one of NASCAR’s biggest events of the year. The network bailed out of The Fellowship of the Ring at 11 a.m. ET to begin its coverage of the race.
As you can imagine, the LOTR faithful are not happy about this. A quick scroll through the Twittersphere reveals some of the angst on their end…
Thanks Daytona for having rain last night causing the nascar race to be pushed to today ruining my Lord of The Rings marathon on TNT -_-—
Mary (@karissapecci) July 06, 2014
TNT was supposed to have a Lord of the Rings marathon but some damn Nascar race is on instead wtf.—
joey gladstone (@jdavvg) July 06, 2014
Was watching Lord of the Rings on tv and then it was rudely interrupted by NASCAR 😒😒😒—
Rachel Bryan (@RachBryan) July 06, 2014
The satellite guide says I'm watching Lord of the Rings, but this is clearly NASCAR. This is why I have trust issues.—
Jonathan Alexander (@jawn_a_thon) July 06, 2014
Lord of the Rings marathon was interrupted by live Nascar and I've never felt so… violated.—
Tyler Schmieder (@TylerSchmieder) July 06, 2014
But of course, since this is Twitter, some NASCAR fans have caught wind of this and are now razzing the LOTR fans.
I'm sorry Lord of the Rings fans, but NASCAR is more important than a series of movies you probably saw 100+ times already.—
Josh Shinn (@SlicedSmoke14) July 06, 2014
Twitter is about to blow up with angry nerds when TNT preempts Lord of the Rings with the Nascar race..haha—
Greg Long (@Gregmm36) July 06, 2014
If you want to see a whole bunch of hilariously angry people, search "Lord of the Rings" right now. TNT's marathon canceled for NASCAR.—
Brian Rice (@briancrice) July 06, 2014
However, the Twitter battle between the two sides is likely to come to an end very soon. NASCAR has just removed the Lap 11 red flag for rain, and the Coke Zero 400 should be resuming shortly.
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