School Bands, 'You Suck,' and Differing Levels of Propriety

The American University athletic department has asked the school's pep band to stop playing the "Hey" song.

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The American University athletic department has asked the school's pep band to stop playing the "Hey" song, also known as "Rock and Roll Part II" by Gary Glitter, because students often shout "you suck" to the opposing team during the tune, the Eagle writes. AU's political correctness is charming, considering Louisiana State University's touchdown chant, which also features a hearty "you suck," was barred only after a clever play on words was added during a match-up against the University of South Carolina Gamecocks.

We at Paper Trail, however, can't help but wonder if the ban has less to do with sportsmanship than the original songwriter's recent legal troubles. Too bad, since the song is pretty much a classic.