For Pete's Sake

Claire McCaskill roasted by Mizzou fans after tweeting mistake about Memorial Stadium

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill
U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill AP file photo

Any Mizzou fan can tell you about the iconic "M" Memorial Stadium.

For those who don't know, here's the description from Missouri's official site: The landmark, formed by whitewashed rocks, is 90 feet wide and 95 feet high and it was created by Mizzou students in 1927.

It is located at the north end zone, and that's key to this story.

That's because one famous Mizzou grad was a bit confused when she saw a photo from Saturday's spring game of the south end zone, which is the site of a major construction project.

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Democrat from Missouri, lamented the loss of the "M" when she tweeted a photo of the work being done at Memorial Stadium.

Fortunately, Mizzou was able to correct her:

McCaskill should have left it that, but then she tweeted this:

Nope. Before the 2013 season, Mizzou renovated the press box and moved the “M” closer to the field prior and started expansion on the east side a year later. The south end zone project is scheduled to be finished on Aug. 30, 2019.

The mistakes in the tweets and the perception that politicians are out of touch led to some pointed responses on Twitter, including one from a Mizzou professor:

Mizzou's Memorial Stadium is undergoing a renovation in the south end zone. MU coach Barry Odom said on April 3, 2018 that players will have to adjust to new sight lines.