Hard to believe this wound up being a minor story on the day.
White supremacy protests in Charlottesville, Virginia forced the cancellation of Virginia fall sports’ Meet the Team event and a movie night at Scott Stadium.
The football team was scheduled to be available for autographs at 6:30 p.m. After an hour-long autograph session, “Beauty and the Beast” was scheduled to be shown on the video board at the stadium.
Before the football team was scheduled to sign autographs, the women’s field hockey and volleyball teams were scheduled to have their sessions.
The cancellation of the fall sports events was part of a widespread cancellation of all activities in the afternoon and evening by the university because of the protests. A men’s soccer exhibition was also canceled.
Three people died because the town voted to remove a statue. As appalling as that is, it’s capped by the realization that my President can’t even bring himself to condemn Nazis and the KKK by name.
This isn’t normal. This isn’t some form of “both sides do it”. It’s… well, it’s kind of hard for me to focus on Georgia football today. Then again, I can probably use the distraction.