A statement from the Editorial Board
In the Thursday, Dec. 5, issue of The Plainsman, the editorial board published an editorial titled "Bammers are in a class of their own." It was not our intention to insult the entire Alabama fanbase. Our editorial was meant as a satirical piece that addressed the extremist fans we referred to as "Bammers."
We acknowledge both Auburn and Alabama have their fair share of fanatics who reflect poorly on their larger fanbases. It was our mistake in not pointing out that Auburn has extremist fans as well.
We want to make it known we have nothing but respect for the University of Alabama and the general fanbase.
An editorial is a piece based solely on opinion, which is completely different from an article that employs typical journalistic objectivity. We can assure you this opinion piece does not affect our commitment to journalistic standards of integrity.