Mizzou football fans boo the president at halftime

11/05/2013 6:52 AM

11/05/2013 10:53 AM

Some University of Missouri students are criticizing Tiger football fans for booing a reference to President Barack Obama during a halftime ceremony honoring new members of the Missouri National Guard.

The Columbia Missourian reports the fan reaction came during a break in Saturday's Missouri-Tennessee game.

Booing broke out when the new Guard members were instructed as part of their sworn oath to "obey the orders of the president of the United States."

Student Julia Bosley says she's disappointed that university officials didn't ask those booing to stop.

State Rep. Clem Smith, of suburban St. Louis, said Monday he attended the game and heard jeers from crowd members "disrespected the proud men and women of our nation's great military.

"I am embarrassed and angry at the actions of those who booed as the oath of office was administered to new members of the Missouri National Guard at Saturday’s football game between Mizzou and Tennessee. I attended the game, and the boos were clearly heard as the Guard members swore to ‘obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me.’”

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