The tepid apologies and excuses offered by MU personnel in light of the embarrassing post-game musical confusion ring so hollow as to be ludicrous. It's not that Navy necessarily deserves any greater consideration than other schools (though you might want to think twice about that the next time you look to the military for protection and service) — it's just that this particular tradition (the playing of "Blue & Gold") has been highly publicized this year and featured on post-game broadcasts on NBC, CBS, FOX, etc. You'd have to be deaf, dumb and blind to be unaware of this. To expect to play five (5!) songs after losing the game before allowing the Midshipmen to play this one key song is self-centered, self-absorbed and just plain selfish.
LETTER: MU apology to Navy rings hollow
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