Archive for Thursday, October 23, 2003

Missouri view

October 23, 2003


To the editor:

It is obvious that Chuck Woodling has a very short memory. Obscenities and gestures were made at Mizzou players as KU students rushed onto the field after their win over the Tigers just a few weeks ago. Yet no students were decked by Missouri players for their enthusiastic behavior.

Chuck, it is not Missouri fans who don't get it. It's journalists who don't have a clue. Stop defending this Cornhusker thug for his foolish behavior. What he did was stupid and mean-spirited. Whether or not fans should rush the field or the court is not the issue here. The issue is whether or not a person can practice self-restraint when he is in a difficult situation.

Rather than slamming Tiger fans for some misguided celebration (that KU fans did just a few weeks ago), you might try being somewhat objective about a situation where a player laid a cheap shot on a fan.

Try practicing some journalistic integrity next time you sit down at your computer.

Mike Cooper,

Jefferson City, Mo.

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