1950 : Moscow Claims Michigan Football Sends Players to the Hospital or the Cemetery

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August 10, 2022 all-day
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On August 10, 1950 a Moscow radio broadcast charged that “Wall Street encourages blood-thirsty football games . . . to work up a warlike mood in the U.S.” The broadcast also charged that players in Michigan football games, “are often carried from the field to the hospital, or cemetery.” The next day the Voice of America offered a season pass to University of Michigan games to any Soviet correspondent who wanted to see whether “flowers and wreaths [really] are in order there.”

Source: Mich-Again’s Day

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