This year, Virginia Tech made the controversial decision to allow the sale of alcohol in Lane Stadium. Football fans were itching to return to their beloved game after an extended hiatus, so it can be argued that this fact was what caused one of the more chaotic crowds we’ve had in a while. Another argument can be made that the readily available alcohol was to blame. The issue is not black and white — very few are — so we’ve offered two perspectives for your consideration. We can all probably agree that a rude, disruptive crowd is something we want to avoid in the future, so to do that, should Lane cease to sell alcohol on its premises? Or, do we need to accept that fans are just a little bit restless and will calm down as time goes on, regardless of whether or not they are allowed to purchase alcohol during games? -Julianne Joyce, opinions editor
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