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Letter to the Editor: Despite rivalry, 'U' fans must remain respectful

BY SRINIVAS PARINANDI

Published November 29, 2011

As a graduate student and avid Michigan fan, I feel saddened but compelled to write about the behavior of some University students at last Saturday's football game. University's students were heckling, screaming profanities incessantly and cheering when the Ohio State University players were injured on the field. Furthermore, I brought my wife-to-be (an OSU graduate) to the game and witnessed her getting pushed by one University student fan after the game without any provocation.

I understand that this is a huge rivalry, but it is also unacceptable and extremely disrespectful. If any of us experienced this treatment in Columbus, we would immediately castigate the entire OSU community. We should hold ourselves to a higher standard, and let our academic and athletic achievements speak for themselves. We are, after all, Michigan.

Srinivas Parinandi
Ph.D. student


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