50 Ejected at Badgers Game for Throwing Snowballs
It wasn't the best day for the Badger football team on the field and some might say the referees played a part, but what caught the attention of most was the actions of some Badger fans who couldn't resist the snow laying in the stadium after this weekend's snow storm.
After the snow, the seats at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison were not cleared of snow and some students took this as an opportunity to throw snowballs. The snowball fight began among the student section, but then the direction of the snowballs turned to the field.
C'mon students - we'd rather you not throw snowballs. But please do NOT throw at the field. If you're caught, you will be cited and ejected.— UW-Madison Police (@UWMadisonPolice) November 21, 2015
Many of the snowballs were aimed at the Badger Spirit Squad who had to be moved off the field due to the constant pelting.
Spirit squad just moved off the field, as they were being pelted by snowballs. C'mon, Badgers...we're better than that.— UW-Madison Police (@UWMadisonPolice) November 21, 2015
Wisconsin cheerleaders leaving the field after being pelted with snowballs by their own fans. pic.twitter.com/vyUJkj9TsB— Jesse Temple (@jessetemple) November 21, 2015
By the end of the game 50 students and fans were ejected for "throwing hard objects."
Final game day stats: 24 citations, 110 ejections (50 for throwing snow/ice), 25 first aid calls, 4 trips to detox, and highest BAC was .25.— UW-Madison Police (@UWMadisonPolice) November 22, 2015
The Badgers lost to the Northwestern Wildcats 7-13.
On Monday, UW Director of Athletics Barry Alvarez released a statement saying:
"Unfortunately, a couple of incidents involving a very small percentage of our fans have cast our department and our fans in a negative light. It is never acceptable to throw anything from the stands onto the playing surface or at another person. It endangers the safety of the teams, officials and personnel involved."