College Lacrosse Team Takes Field Using Donald Trump Speech
Some college teams rob to the field backed by a fight song, but not the Adelphi University Lacrosse Team in Garden City, novel York.
They’ve been taking to the field backed by the strains of this Donald Trump speech:
“In every of our cities and in every of our towns, I manufacture this promise: We will manufacture America strong again. We will manufacture America proud again. We will manufacture America safe again. And we will manufacture America noteworthy again! God bless you and marvelous night. I esteem you!”
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Although Trump’s presidency has been polarizing, team coach Gordon Purdie insists his players aren’t trying to manufacture a statement.
“The men’s lacrosse team has traditionally chosen patriotic music for its pre-game warm-up,” Purdie said in a statement to the novel York Daily News. “It was not intended to provoke or be taken as a political statement. We’re sorry whether anyone was offended.”
An opposing coach told the paper the Adelphi Panther fill been using the Trump speech as their coming out music since April, but declined further comment.
Adelphi athletic director Danny McCabe told Newsday that the Trump speech doesn’t violate any of rules regarding warm-up music.
“The men’s lacrosse team’s regular-season pregame warm-up music is selected as a team and approved for exercise so long as they carry out not contain vulgarity or inappropriate subject matter,” McCabe said. “The songs they proposed and used this season meet those guidelines. As such, we are obliged to follow the policy.”
Not everyone agrees with the team’s choice, based on Twitter reactions.
— kenny estrada (@therealkennyest) May 10, 2017
— Luc Minnich (@LaxLuc18) May 10, 2017
— Matt Goss (@Therealmattgoss) May 10, 2017
Regardless of the reaction, the team seems to be doing well with a 14-3 record on the season and the top seed in the NCAA tournament that begins on Saturday.