Hey, UGa ... get your trash under control
UGA football fans' taunts out of bounds
I had presumed the University of Georgia, being in the heart of the South, understood the concepts of class and hospitality. At the LSU game last weekend, that perception changed as I heard UGA fans chanting "Katrina, Katrina, Katrina" while I was walking into the stadium.
Inside, the mockery included this comment by a Georgia fan: "This is our house --- y'all don't have any homes anymore!" After it was obvious that LSU had been beaten on the field, another fan yelled, "FEMA can't buy you everything."
These comments were directed at LSU fans, some of whom lost their homes and possessions, even their loved ones. They were there to see a team they love and respect, in the hopes that they could, if only temporarily, escape the horrible reality thrust upon them in recent months. The UGA fans were mocking a university whose efforts helped save thousands of lives, whose facilities were converted into triage centers, whose athletes sheltered the homeless.
I understand the typical ribbing associated with football games: "LS Who?" Fine. But when you mock people dying, you cross the line separating those who have class from those who don't. On Saturday, many UGA fans showed that they are so far from that line that they don't even remember what it looks like.
BRADY COUVILLION, Baton Rouge, La.
And you wonder why people can't stand your fans? There is a small but extremely vocal section of your fanbase that is absolute scum, and it slanders the reputation of your entire school. This is similar to Ohio State, where the large portion of well behaved and polite fans refuse to step up when this type of crap is happening. Stop turning the other way and letting this go on, the good UGa fans need to see this crap and make it clear it is not appropriate behavior in any way - that's the only way this kind of thing is going to end. Until then, good luck letting redneck trash continue to tarnish your's schools reputation.