Photographs of fans rushing the field pulled from official Tigers Photo Store

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 | 6:11 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA – Future generations of Tigers football enthusiasts will not have an official physical reminder of the thousands of disobedient fans who rushed the field after Missouri's victory against Oklahoma on Oct. 23. 

On Monday, MU stopped selling all pictures of the chaotic moment captured by student intern photographers from MU's athletics department, according to Chad Moller, MU athletics department spokesman. 

Moller said the athletics department photographers take a random sampling of their best pictures and post them into galleries online.

“This happened to include people running on the field,” he said. “This was a mistake and an oversight of something that didn’t get filtered out.”

The photographs, which Moller said are taken at virtually every athletics home event, were available for purchase on the website of Replay Photos, a third party vendor, for less than 48 hours. Fewer than 50 photos were sold.

According to a previous Missourian report, the Missouri Students Association questioned why the university would profit from pictures of students rushing the field after arresting 30 people on charges of trespassing.

“We don’t condone rushing the field, and that appears to be the case if we’re selling them,” Moller said. “That’s why we no longer have them available.”

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