In an email to the Clemson University community, school president James Barker has condemned the actions of the fans who booed President Obama in a ceremony during Saturday’s football against Virginia Tech.
First reported in the Daily Kos by a blogger and Clemson alum who goes by the handle of “Grizzard,” thousands of fans booed the president when he was referenced during the Military Appreciation Day event. As part of their oath, students entering the university's Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) pledge to "obey the orders of the president of the United States."
The last portion of the pledge drew boos from fans.
Once reported by Daily Kos, the story quickly gained traction through social media. Readers on Tigernet, a website devoted to Clemson sports, were divided about the incident.
But Barker left little doubt about his feelings, making a call for civility in the political process and noting that the president is “the president of us all.”
His email can be read HERE.