Students at the University of Alabama thinking about pulling any anti-Trump hijinks during Saturday’s game against LSU have been warned: Doing so will get you banned from the stadium for the remainder of the season.
Al.com reports that the Student Government Association at the Tuscaloosa campus sent out a note warning students against engaging in “disruptive” behavior during the game, which is expected to be attended by President Donald Trump.
From the University of Alabama SGA, ahead of President Trump's visit to the game. Strange that in all the games in which drunken bacchanalia has been tolerated, if not celebrated and encouraged I've never once been warned to not be "disruptive" pic.twitter.com/1j87QlxSDr— Carter-William (@carterwilliam_) November 6, 2019
“Any organizations that engage in disruptive behavior during the game will be removed from block seating instantly for the remainder of the season,” reads the warning, from SGA Vice President Jason Rothfarb.
In a subsequent email sent out Wednesday afternoon, following howls of protest on social media, Rothfarb said his comments had been misinterpreted. He said the email had “nothing to do with anyone’s First Amendment rights.”
Well, there we go. I’d definitely count this as a walk back. https://t.co/b48bgcSE5k— Chris Geidner (@chrisgeidner) November 6, 2019
Almost 60 student groups – mostly Greek organizations – have reserved seat blocks at Bryant-Denny Stadium, according to al.com.
Trump received a less-than-enthusiastic reception the last time he attended a major sporting event. His presence at a game in the World Series last month in Washington D.C. provoked boos and chants of “Lock him up!” from the fans in attendance.