To the editor:
Saturday, Sept. 20, started out being a great day for tailgating on the hill at Kansas University. Sad to say, it didn't end up that way. Just when did the hill become a playground for preteens as the parents were watching the game inside the stadium? There were groups of children all over the hill after the KU game started with no adult supervision in sight.
Many thoughtless acts of vandalism have happened during the games this year. KU flags are being taken from tents; chairs and tables have been tossed around "just for fun;" and tailgating trailers are getting damaged, to name a few. When the children are confronted, they are mouthy, rude and disrespectful to the adults whose property they are destroying or stealing.
Security seems to be stretched to the limit, and I'm sure they are not paid to be baby sitters. Going to a football game in Lawrence is a fun activity to do with your children. It is the bratty few that make a bad name for all. Something needs to be done now before the privilege we now have to tailgate on the hill is taken away. We will always support the KU football team and will continue to enjoy tailgating on the hill before every game. Go Jayhawks!