To whom it may concern:
Today, the twelfth of March 2001, I was informed that many of your students were reprimanded for their actions during Saturday?s hockey contest. While I too was in attendance and do believe the fans were both boisterous and out of line, there are indeed several aspects to recognize. I will first of all establish that I do not condone the way in which the boys carried themselves; however, the words and comparisons you used in your speech to them was somewhat ludicrous. Let it be known that no man would be proud to say they knew these kids on that afternoon, yet to draw out and develop the situation using the examples as far as you did simply was far fetched and unjust action.
To first of all mention that ND?s proud and high standing reputation was tarnished and ?knocked down a peg,? is a fair and true fact. However, to challenge these boys to question their own morale and think about how badly they hurt the school?s name was blown out of proportion. To accuse them of disgusting the 4,000 fans in attendance is something you should feel bad about exaggerating. Not only could the chants
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