Missouri’s first football season in the Southeastern Conference was less than stellar, with the Tigers finishing 5-7 and missing a bowl game for the first time in seven seasons.
Dissatisfaction over the Tigers’ struggles extends beyond the Show-Me State, apparently. An official White House petition created by a resident of Mobile, Ala., requests the Tigers be banished from the SEC.
Created on March 28, the petition reads: “We petition the Obama Administration to remove Missouri from the SEC for football performance detrimental to the league. Missouri is a disgrace to the league. Do the humane thing and have them removed from the SEC.”
The petition currently has two signatures. To receive an official response from the White House, only 99,998 more signatures are needed by April 27.
— Ryan Hood