Students should watch conduct
I had the pleasure of attending my first college football game (I’m over 50 years old) and we had amazing seats behind ‘SC’s bench.
We were across the aisle from the student section and I was quite surprised by the regular roaring of “Utah sucks,” fueling the stadium. Then the incessant booing when Utah’s team was introduced, even yelling ‘bullsh-t’ repeatedly for unfavorable calls (while season ticket holders’ children sat so nearby) was the common aggression throughout the game.
I get it — fans love their team — and they should be able to cheer any way they wish.
But what I didn’t get was booing the Utah band and gymnasts as they performed during half time.
These kids have worked hard to play their music and master routines.
They prepared and traveled for 12-plus hours for the opportunity to show their “stuff,” only to be booed. When they finished, they were not acknowledged.
It’s unfortunate that common civility and kindness are not displayed at such a prestigious institution.
Rancho Mirage, Calif.