To the editor:
I do not get angry at people I do not know very easily. However, Saturday was an exception. I attended the incredibly depressing Kansas University vs. K-State men's basketball game at Allen Fieldhouse. During one of the early TV time-outs in the first half, two people were introduced: Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and Sen. Sam Brownback. As Gov. Sebelius was shown on the screen, people began to boo. It was faint at first, almost inaudible. It grew until it could not be unnoticed. Then, Sen. Brownback was announced. The boos were extremely audible and quite rude.
I have been attending KU basketball games since I was 6 years old, and Saturday was the first time I can remember ever hearing boos that were not directed at the opposing team. Norm Stewart, the long-time coach of the Missouri Tigers, was lauded and cheered by the KU fans upon his retirement. To see a senator and the governor booed at a Kansas University athletic event is simply tactless and offensive.
Everyone always talks about the class that the KU fans have, but apparently, that was checked at the door Saturday.