Last night, Tiger Stadium was alight for a reason other than Saturday football.
The LSU football stadium was lit with blue lights on Monday night as a tribute to the Baton Rouge policemen and East Baton Rouge Sheriff Deputy killed in Sunday’s horrific shooting.
— Brianna Paciorka (@bpaciorka) July 19, 2016
There is no word yet on how long the stadium will remain lit up in tribute.
LSU coaches Les Miles and Paul Mainieri canceled press meetings this week, choosing to instead work towards healing the racial wounds currently impacting the Baton Rouge and LSU communities. According to the Times-Picayune, Miles gathered the Tigers to discuss the situation to relieve some of the tension.
The school’s representatives have been outspoken about recent events in Baton Rouge, with Miles and players Leonard Fournette, Tre’Davious White and Ethan Pocic openly expressing their feelings about the shooting of Alton Sterling both on Twitter and at last week’s SEC Football Media Days.
With this latest attack, it’s certain that LSU will continue to remain respectful and positive about change in Baton Rouge and elsewhere.