Fans petition for SpongeBob tribute during Super Bowl halftime show

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More than half a million people have signed a petition to honor SpongeBob Squarepants creator Stephen Hillenburg at Super Bowl 53.

The petition on Change.org is asking for the song “Sweet Victory” from the 2001 episode “Band Geeks” to be performed at halftime.

Hillenburg passed away last week. He was 57.

As of Monday afternoon, the petition has been signed by more than 590,000 people.

Super Bowl 53 is set for February 3, 2019 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. Maroon 5 is scheduled to perform at halftime.