Our national anthem ends with the words, "O! say does that star-spangled banner yet wave? O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?"?? So our flag waves over the free citizens and the brave soldiers who made and preserve that freedom. We are generally only reminded of these words before sporting events, so when people tarnish even those few chances to hear it, it bothers me. I love Mizzou but we have derived a tradition from a professional football team that crosses the line. This tradition is to conclude each national anthem with many students yelling "Chiefs" instead of "Brave." Being a person in consideration of pursing a career in the military, it genuinely offends me when the students say this. I can't imagine what an active service member or veteran thinks or feels. A...

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