The chant that has practically been heard worldwide, you know the one, “F**K Joe Biden,” got its start not from a rival political campaign that paid millions for advice but from the American people. More importantly, the voters of tomorrow started the now-famous chant when thousands of college students attended a Virginia Tech game. In less than two months, not only has the chant gone viral and spread throughout numerous sporting events and leagues, but it has also been heard around the world. But while some see it as the only way to express their feelings toward the administration, Virginia Tech doesn’t like being known for the chant and has put forth new rules to eliminate “inappropriate and embarrassing” behavior.
Another FUCK JOE BIDEN 🗣 chant, this time at the Virginia Tech game
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Releasing a letter about the new rules, Virginia Tech stated, “It troubles us to write this message because of the high regard we hold for our students and the joy, curiosity, and excellence with which you embrace your education every day. Over the last several weeks, we have heard too many stories of selfish, inappropriate, and embarrassing student behavior at home football games. What we have heard falls short of Virginia Tech standards — and most importantly, creates an unsafe environment for all who attend.”
According to a joint letter from the Vice President of Student Affairs Frank Shusok Jr., Virginia Tech Police Chief Mac Babb, and the athletic director Whit Babcock, students who attend games will be “restricted to season ticket holders and a more limited number of student lottery winners.” The students will have to “follow all new guidance for gate entry.” Not to mention, there will be more officers on hand to “support a positive and safe fan experience.”
The letter from the university never mentioned the chant specifically. It ended with, “Virginia Tech is such a strong, vibrant community guided by our Principles of Community, which are always on display at our home football games in the fall. This year especially, we have so much to be proud of with being back on campus and in the full swing of the semester. But this is one area where we haven’t brought our best. Let’s change that starting Saturday and remind our community that we know and honor what it means to be a Hokie.”