Adelphi University’s men’s lacrosse team broke the mold in college sports by entering the field to a Donald Trump speech instead of traditional motivational music.
The 39-second video of the team walking onto the field with the “Make America Great Again” speech playing was posted on Wednesday by Barstool Sports and has already gone viral.
In the video, you see a player in the front of the line approach the field carrying the American flag while the speech begins.
“In all of our cities and all of our towns, I make this promise. We will make America strong again. We will make America proud again. We will make America safe again. And we will make America great again.”
The players then start running onto the field as the speech concludes.
“God bless you, and good night. I love you.”
Traditionally, sports teams enter the playing field to music, but that didn’t stop the university from allowing the team to choose a format they felt suited them best.
“The men’s lacrosse team’s regular-season pregame warm-up music is selected as a team and approved for use so long as they do not contain vulgarity or inappropriate subject matter,” Adelphi athletic director Danny McCabe said in a statement. “The songs they proposed and used this season meet those guidelines. As such, we are obliged to follow the policy.”
Gordon Purdie, head coach of the team, said, “traditionally has chosen patriotic music” when they walk onto the field, and added, “It was not intended to provoke or be taken as a political statement. We’re sorry if anyone was offended.”
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) May 10, 2017
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