LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Booing Obama, not the troops

Thursday, November 7, 2013 | 6:00 a.m. CST; updated 9:11 a.m. CST, Thursday, November 7, 2013

I was at that game (Missouri v. Tennessee football game, Saturday, Nov. 2), and yes, when the president of the United States was mentioned people booed! Rightfully so!

The new National Guard recruits were cheered for, rightfully so!

The sad part of it they are going to have to take orders from a president that doesn't really give a damn about them!

Timothy Nickel is a St. Louis resident.


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Tony Black November 7, 2013 | 7:55 a.m.

I thought it was disrespectful to the troops that are willing to put themselves in harms way. Obama was not there and it seemed that you were booing the troops. It was childish. Losers showing thier stripes. Quit running crazy people and you might win an election. That is, after 8 years of Hillary.

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Jerri Eldridge November 7, 2013 | 10:27 a.m.

I think it is disrespectul to boo elected officials at sporting events. I don't alway like or approve of governmental officials from the President all the way down to local politicians but I'm respectful and don't show my ignorance in public and think university sporting events should not tolerate booing of politicians. Fans of opposing teams are different but public officials are not.

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Michael Williams November 7, 2013 | 11:21 a.m.

"Fans of opposing teams are different but public officials are not."

I think fans of opposing teams deserve LESS booing than our public officials.

Fans of opposing teams do little harm in the short or long-term. I sure can't say that about public officials.

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