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Alabama Student Government (THE MACHINE) Threatening Students With Losing Tickets If They Protest Trump During LSU Game

President Trump will be in attendance for Bama-LSU. As you can see in the blog above, you can even bet on whether or not Donald Trump will be booed in Tuscaloosa. 

Yesterday, a letter was sent out to all student groups that have block seating at Alabama home games by their student government:

SOURCE-The Student Government Association at the University of Alabama is warning student groups that causing disruptions during President Trump’s visit to the Tide’s Saturday game vs. LSU could result in the loss of reserved seating for the remainder of the season.

A letter from Jason Rothfarb, vice president of Student Affairs, said additional security will be in Bryant Denny’s student section during the Saturday afternoon football game. President Trump is expected to be in the audience.

Disruptive activities will have consequences, Rothfarb wrote.

If there is one thing I know about life it's that you do NOT mess with THE MACHINE at Alabama. 

The letter from the SGA caused quite the storm on social media. Rightfully so, it looked as if Alabama students were being threatened with consequences if they expressed their first amendment right of free speech. 

Alabama's SGA performed a little bit of PR to save themselves:

“Some have misinterpreted my comment regarding “disruptive behavior.” As with other games this season, Organization’s Block Seating locations will be clearly marked, but at certain times, other students can and should have access to open seats. By disruptive behavior, we are asking students to be respectful to all students and staff and avoid altercations.

My email has nothing do with anyone’s First Amendment rights and I am sorry for any confusion. Please express yourself and especially your pride for the Tide.”

I'm all for expressing your 1st amendment rights, but I would never suggest to an Alabama student to go against The Machine. If you do, I would suggest to do it at your own risk.