Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion I went to the Union/RPI hockey game at Union College recently. As is always the case, the event starts with the performance of the national anthem. The anthem begins “Oh say can you…” at which point, Union students and fans shout “U”, drowning out the lyrics on either side.Later in the anthem, RPI students and fans respond by shouting “red glare” (a reference to their teams’ colors) again, seriously disrupting the anthem.Well, they’re disrespecting our country, our flag and our national anthem. Wouldn’t you just love it if some college president said: “Get the sons ‘o’ b—-s out of the rink now. They’re expelled: Expelled.”I would report these “disrespectors” to President Trump, but he probably wouldn’t be too concerned because they’re almost entirely white.Bill MacTiernanSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady NAACP calls for school layoff freeze, reinstatement of positionsSchenectady department heads: Budget cutbacks would further stress already-stretched departmentsMotorcyclist injured in Thursday afternoon Schenectady crashSchenectady’s Lucas Rodriguez forging his own path in dance, theater, musicSchenectady High School senior class leaders look to salvage sense of normalcy
West Ham manager Sam Allardyce insists he has received no indication from the club’s owners that his future is under threat. Press Association Allardyce is due to meet Sullivan next week but the Hammers boss does not believe his position will be on the agenda. “I rang him up and spoke to him about what’s been planted around and under those circumstances we just talked about getting together and having our meeting next week,” Allardyce said. “The only thing I can say is I spoke to David Sullivan yesterday about us arranging our usual end-of-the-season meeting to go through pre-season and go through budgets and what will happen next season. “I had no indication that my position is under threat. That’s all I know, he’s the boss and that’s the bottom line for me.” Allardyce added: ” People in the game have to write speculation because they have to sell newspapers. “Whether that speculation becomes a reality we don’t know but I will find out next week if it is.” West Ham are 12th in the Barclays Premier League table and have secured their top-flight status for a second consecutive season. Allardyce rang co-chairman David Sullivan on Thursday after reports emerged suggesting he faced the sack after the team’s final game of the season at Manchester City on Sunday. Hammers fans have regularly vented their frustration over the club’s style of football under Allardyce and Sullivan apologised for the campaign at the club’s end-of-season awards dinner on Tuesday night.
The last set of expected athletes at the African Championships all arrived in Asaba ahead of yesterday’s Opening Ceremony.Leading in the last set of athletes to the Delta State capital was former World Champion in the Javelin event, Julius Yego.According to Olukayode Thomas, Head of Media and Publicity for the African Championships, Yego who came in with Team Kenya said they were happy to finally be on the in Asaba to compete with the rest of the continent. While admitting that the past days have been hectic for Team Kenya and some few other countries, Yego who is one of the top names at this year’s championship said they would have to catch their breath fast and get ready for action.Despite the glitches in their travel schedule, Team Kenya remains resolute in their plan to conquer the continent in Asaba.Speaking on arrival at the Asaba Airport, the Leader for Team, Peter Mutai said they have gotten behind them their delayed travel to Asaba and are now focus on winning as many medals as possible.“We are glad we are here now, as I said when we came for the DRM meeting we are coming to win as many medals as possible. Despite the hiccups here and there which of course it happens; especially with the number of people coming into Nigeria at the same time we are still focused on taking all the medals. This is a big team from Kenya, with almost 65 athletes and we are focused on what we came here to do,” Mutai stated.Aside from Team Kenya, the remaining batches of athletes from Egypt, Cameroon, Sierra Leone, South Sudan among others all arrived yesterday before the opening ceremony.The Asaba 2018 is a record-breaking event as 52 countries are on parade for the next five days in the newly-completed Stephen Keshi Stadium.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram