A couple of weeks ago I made a plea to Tech fans and students to show some class to the outgoing Texas A&M Aggies. So how'd we do?
First I would say that no player should be booed while he is lying on the field. No one can say for sure whether he's injured, tired or just plain faking it. The point is, fans can't control that., but they can control their own behavior and reactions.
Second, the alleged vandalism on the A&M busses obviously stole the show. The fact that shoe polish and fish bait was falsely reported as excrement, profanity, and spray paint was bad enough. But to hear it was a tweet from the Texas A&M Athletic Director blew me away.
Even after he knew the truth, Bill Byrne felt no need to address, apologize, defend, or even follow up on his careless comments.
That is all I need to know. He knew he was wrong. He knew he drew negative, unwarranted, and unfair national attention onto Texas Tech fans, and he still wouldn't acknowledge it.
I do agree with him that A&M and Tech won't miss each other going forward. But I'm afraid in the category of classless behavior, the Texas A&M Athletic Director got the last word.
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