To the editor:
The reputation of the University of Kansas has been hijacked during our home football games because the same vulgar, inappropriate phrase continues to sound loudly from the student section during kickoffs. While Kansas supporters should be feeling great pride in a growing football program, instead we allow relatively few obscene voices to echo loudly throughout the stadium, and into homes via TV and radio.
Families should be enjoying beautiful fall weather at the stadium, but we must stay away because of what our children will hear. We should be enjoying the banter with fans of Kansas State, Missouri and others about our academic and athletic superiority, but instead must listen to them chide us for our slip into classlessness with the tasteless chant.
Let’s not sit idly by while others stain the reputation of the school we love.
What am I asking the masses to do? Boo! I am not a fan of booing, particularly not of one’s own. However, in this case, I believe the best thing we can do is to let the voice of the masses be heard. Every time the inappropriate phrase is uttered, boo it loudly and passionately. Administrators, put it on the scoreboard! Booooooo!! Print shirts that say, “JUST BOO IT!” When TV and radio audiences hear 45,000 people booing the actions of 3,000, they will know what Kansas fans stand for and what we cannot stand.