Entire student section ejected from college football game by police
It may feel like this college football season has seen everything, but there was yet another unusual occurrence that took place Saturday. An entire student section was ejected from a game by police.
This took place during the Memphis-SMU game at Gerald R. Ford stadium. The crowd was located on the left side of the end zone hill and was mostly students. The crowd was not wearing masks or social distancing according to a report by the Dallas Morning News.
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This is the second time this season that there have been issues with fans not wearing masks or social distancing at SMU. SMU AD Rick Hart addressed the previous violations with a statement earlier in the week:
“The majority of fans in the stadium behaved responsibly and were socially-distanced and masked,” Hart wrote. “That said, we will be working to adjust the behavior of a small subsection of fans who did not follow our pledge to protect, which was sent to all ticketholders.”
According to the report, it also appeared that there were more than the allotted number of 1,000 students inside the stadium at the time of the game.
More in this story of why SMU students were kicked out of Gerald J. Ford Stadium today.
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