The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are frustrated right now, and so are the fans. Notre Dame is off to a rough 3-2 start and just had its 10-game home winning streak snapped by the Oklahoma Sooners this past weekend.
After the game, a number of players, but not all of them, left the field without partaking in the postgame tradition of singing the alma mater with the student body. In response, the student body openly rained boos down upon its team. A Notre Dame spokesman said that a policy change occurred two years and that the team will not sing the alma mater following losses — this policy had apparently not been known because the Irish did not lose a home game in 2012.
Interestingly enough, the student body was never made aware of the apparent change, and very much took offense to the bending of tradition following losses. In fact, an anonymous player even acknowledged that he and most of his teammates want to partake in the alma mater after every game, even though it is against Kelly’s wishes:
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