The Amherst football team owes an apology to Wesleyan’s players and coaches, their equals on the playing field.
My wife & I drove from Buffalo to see our son on Homecoming Weekend. Twelve months ago COVID cancelled Parent’s Weekend when he was a freshman.
On Saturday, Amherst won a tense, nail-biting, muddy football game with a picture-perfect interception in third overtime. Their team immediately rushed the end of the field, deservedly giddy after a big Little Three win.
But it got ugly. A few Amherst players ran to the 50 yard line, sliding in the mud on the Wesleyan cardinal logo. Soon MOST of the team was dancing & celebrating, insulting us by jumping on our school’s symbol.
Or maybe this is a thing, now? Visiting teams trash the home team’s school logo when they win? Civility and politeness has given way to insulting arrogance?
This is NOT what we drove 325 miles to watch.
Terry McClenahan is a member of the class of 1985 and a parent of a member of the class of 2024.