Virginia Tech will limit the attendance of their own students at football games beginning this Saturday, after a video showing a massive group of them filling the school’s Lane Stadium with chants of “F— Joe Biden” went viral online, inspiring sports fans across the nation to follow suit in what the school describes as “selfish, inappropriate, and embarrassing behavior.”
The announcement from the Virginia college known for its agriculture and engineering programs has infuriated their fan base which, politically and culturally, often stands in stark contrast to their upper class rivals at the ultra-liberal University of Virginia.
Beginning this Saturday, when the Hokies football team takes on the Pittsburgh Panthers, student attendance will be limited to season ticket holders as well as a lesser amount of ticket lottery winners and game day conduct will be more tightly controlled and monitored by school law enforcement, which threatens to ban rule “violators” from the school’s athletic facilities.
In a public release signed by the school’s Athletic Director, Vice President for Student Affairs, and Chief of Police announcing the game day changes, students were chastised for their “selfish, inappropriate, and embarrassing behavior,” which in addition to the Biden chants, was reportedly reflected in general student conduct related to ticket sales, as well as stadium entry and exiting.
“Over the last several weeks, we have heard too many stories of selfish, inappropriate, and embarrassing student behavior at home football games,” the statement reads. “What we have heard falls short of Virginia Tech standards – and most importantly, creates an unsafe environment for all who attend.”
“This week, we are asking that every student attending this Saturday’s home game (and all future games) take personal responsibility for a safe and positive fan experience that reflects the best of our community,” continued the statement, before laying out the new list of rules for students enjoying the action.
As previously reported by National File, Virginia Tech students helped kick off a nationwide trend, leading thunderous chants of “F— Joe Biden” during the school’s early September game against the North Carolina Tarheels, as other identical or similar chants seemed to develop simultaneously at stadiums across the country.