The University of South Carolina's mascot name (the Gamecocks) has had a ripple effect for Louisiana State University's band. Last weekend, LSU fans got creative with their school's touchdown song, adding an abbreviated version of USC's nickname to the end of the traditional "you suck" chant. That improv has prompted the LSU band to stop playing the tune altogether, "leaving the future of the touchdown song uncertain," reports the Daily Reveille.
Cries of censorship have flooded Facebook, and a video of the vulgar chant has made its way to YouTube. While athletic department officials admonished the modified cheer as "disrespectful," at least one student assures that the addendum is only temporary. "I think [the modified chant] is only going to be for South Carolina," she said. "We were incorporating their name into our cheer." How clever of them.