Crowds Boo During National Guard Ceremony at Mizzou Football Game
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) – It happened again. Three months after a rodeo clown mocked the president at the Missouri State Fair, fans at a Missouri-Tennessee football game Sunday booed when Barack Obama’s name was mentioned during a halftime ceremony.
New members of the Missouri National Guard were being sworn in, said Chad Moller, spokesman for University of Missouri-Columbia athletics.
But during part of the oath that reads “I will obey the order of the president of the United States” members of the crowd could be heard booing, according to the Missourian.
A St. Louis County Representative said he is outraged and embarrassed.
State Rep. Clem Smith (D-Velda Village Hills) said he was at the football game and found the actions of some in the crowd inappropriate and unpatriotic.
“Those crowd members disrespected the proud men and women of our nation’s great military, the President of the United States and the upstanding citizens of Missouri,” Smith said in a release. “A public ceremony to honor those who volunteered to serve this nation and state is not an appropriate place for such displays.”
Smith said at no point did university officials reprimand the crowd.