Students shamed by nudity and dog food
Published 20/01/2010 | 05:00
THE 'chaos' of De Montfort University RFC has attracted the ire of the English RFU for initiation ceremonies that went beyond the bounds of decency.
The University rugby club are facing two charges of "alleged conduct prejudicial to the union and/or game", relating to incidents which took place last November.
One of the charges does not appear too over-the-top as it relates to allegations of players walking back to campus clad only in their shorts and shoes -- small cheese -- but the second charge does make you question the thought processes of those involved, not to mention the viability of England's third-level education system.
Student diets are not renowned for being the most wholesome, but being forced to eat from tins containing dog food, baked beans and spaghetti hoops washed down with a "dirty pint" of milk -- containing pasta sauces and chilli powder -- is particularly stomach-churning.
They were also, apparently, required to slide along a plastic sheet covered in what were described as "foul-smelling" substances and had to run around the pitch naked and blindfolded while being pelted with eggs and flour.
And as a final indignity, it was alleged that the unfortunate debutants were then made to jump into a paddling pool full of urine -- which flies in the face of the traditional image of penurious students not having a pot to p*** in.