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University of Georgia students & alumni protest homecoming football game on Yom Kippur

Student’s online petition objects to university’s decision to schedule homecoming game on Judaism’s holiest day, has amassed over 2,000 signatures.



An online petition protesting the university of Georgia’s decision to hold its homecoming football game on Yom Kippur has acquired some 2,000 signatures.

Herty Field, University of Georgia.

Herty Field, in the center of the University of Georgia’s North Campus, was UGA’s first home football field. – Photo: Wikimedia Commons

The petition decrying the scheduling conflict was addressed to the university president.

Georgia is playing Vanderbilt in a Southeastern Conference game on Saturday that is scheduled to start at 4 p.m, several hours before the end of Yom Kippur, the holiest day on the Jewish calendar.

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