Christopher J. Ortiz
Four basketball fans were escorted out of Moby Arena Saturday
after complaints from spectators behind them who complained about
the fans obstructing their view of the men’s basketball game.
There is a fine line between standing, cheering and rooting for
your team and being rude to those around you who might not want to
stand the entire game.
Our four rowdy fans were standing and cheering, blocking the
view of the spectators behind them, who began to throw things at
the fans, while watching the game. Who’s right, who’s wrong? Hard
Students wanting to stand and cheer should sit in the student
section of the arena and spectators who choose to just sit and not
cheer should stay away from the student section. This system is
respected at football games where everyone knows that if you want
to watch the game in the student section, you are going to have to
stand up and if you choose to sit, your options are either on top
or on the north stands.
Attendance at basketball games has been low and organizers have
tried to increase attendance. Headlines with fans being kicked out
of games aren’t going to help that effort. Cheering and rooting for
your team should be encouraged.