Kurt Schaefer, state senator, asks for leniency for Missouri Tiger fans charged with trespassing for rushing field (updated)

UPDATE: The University of Missouri has come to its senses. MU Chancellor Brady Deaton issued a statement saying the university won’t press charges against fans who rushed the field after Saturday’s upset of No. 1 Oklahoma. “After careful review, the university will not forward the summons for trespassing on the field at the MU-OU football game to the city prosecutor,” Deaton wrote.

The rest of the statement is pretty much Deaton saying don’t do it again.

The Missouri Tigers knocked off the No. 1 team in the nation on Saturday, upsetting the Oklahoma Sooners and beating ’em for the first time since 1998. Understandably, hundreds of excited fans rushed Faurot Field to celebrate. It’s the stuff that makes cool scenes like the one above. Except when the fans end up in handcuffs.

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