President Donald Trump is expected to attend this weekend’s game between the No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide and No. 1 LSU Tigers at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa. Ahead of the November 9 kickoff, Alabama is planning for extra security and taking additional measures to ensure a safe environment.
With the controversial president also in attendance, the Alabama Student Government Association is warning students to be on their best behavior.
In a letter sent out to organizations on campus, the SGA warned that any protests of Trump or “disruptive behavior” could lead to fans losing their reserved seats for the high-profile SEC clash.
“Due to an increase in security outside of the stadium, we anticipate that it will take an hour or more to get into the stadium. Consequently, it is imperative to fill your sections earlier than normal. We ask that all members of your respective organizations enter the stadium no later than 12:30 p.m. for this weekend’s game and, as always, refrain from entering with any illegal items,” the letter said.
“Additional security will also be in the student section during the game. Any organizations that engage in disruptive behavior during the game will be removed from block seating instantly for the remainder of the season.”
From the University of Alabama SGA, ahead of President Trump's visit to the game. Strange that in all the games in which drunken bacchanalia has been tolerated, if not celebrated and encouraged I've never once been warned to not be "disruptive" pic.twitter.com/1j87QlxSDr
— Carter-William (@carterwilliam_) November 6, 2019
President Trump previously attended the College Football Playoff National Championship Game between Alabama and the Georgia Bulldogs in January 2018 and later welcomed the Crimson Tide to the White House.
During his recent public appearances, Trump has received a tough shake from the crowd. After being booed by the fans at the World Series, Trump was later booed by the crowd at Madison Square Garden for UFC 244. The good news for Trump, however, is that Alabama is a deep red state and the crowd should be much more friendly.