To the editor:
"Rock Chalk, Jay-Hawk, KU!" Now that's a chant I can be proud of. Unfortunately there is another chant coming from the Kansas University student section during football games that is not only an embarrassment to our fans but completely inappropriate for young children to hear.
I have a son attending KU. We have season tickets for the home games. At every KU kickoff, this chant can be heard. I can't tell you the exact chant in this column, but I can tell you it is violent and obscene. The video can also be seen on youtube.com.
I have found out that although KU officials have asked students to stop, they have no way of enforcing any actions against free speech. Many of us have been in other stadiums (say to the east) and have heard similar chants and we left those games thinking those fans had no class.
I would ask the KU student section to please reword that chant and to remember that being a student at KU is an honor with many years of excellence behind it. I'd also ask our community to speak up. I'm all for the healthy, competitive ribbing our fans have traditionally brought to sports. Our Jayhawks deserve nothing less.