Army Trolled By Navy Over Pro-Communist Cadet During Annual Football Game

Army Trolled By Navy Over Pro-Communist Cadet During Annual Football Game

The Navy found a new opportunity to troll the Army during the annual Army-Navy football game by making fun of a recent pro-communist West Point graduate.

Turning Point News previously reported on US Army infantry officer and West Point graduate Spenser Rapone. Rapone wrote “communism will win” on the inside of his uniform’s cap, and had pictures taken of him that displayed him revealing the image of Che Guevera, infamous communist leader, that were worn underneath his uniform.

 

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He has posted many similar pictures and statuses to social media, including a photo of him holding a copy of Marx’s Communist Manifesto. The Army was fast to distance itself from such a display of political opinion while in uniform. “Second Lieutenant Rapone’s actions in no way reflect the values of the U.S. Military Academy or the U.S. Army,” stated West Point’s Office of Public Affairs.

Today, the Navy did not let the Army forget this anomalous cadet.

 

What did the Navy do?

 

Navy midshipmen held signs that read “Not Communist” and “Communist Won’t Win.” They also started to chant “communists” each time West Point cadets began a motivational chant, trying to vocally overpower the opposing team.

 

 

The Army attempted to fire back at the Navy, but they did not quite have the same quality of ammo. One group of cadets held a sign that depicted the legs of cartoon character Spongebob Squarepants; the sign read, “Navy has small calves.”

 

 

Clearly, being trolled by the Navy did not impact how the Army played. Although it was a tight game, the Army won, 14-13. Hundreds were quick to storm the field.

 

 

Did Rapone violate Article 88?

 

Although a source of inspiration for trolling an opposing football team, many are taking Rapone’s actions much more seriously. In addition to violating standards of what can and can’t be done in uniform, it is possible that he violated article 88 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice when he called Secretary of Defense James Mattis an “evil, vile f***” on social media.

Article 88 reads, “any commissioned officer who uses contemptuous words against the President, the Vice President, Congress, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of a military department, the Secretary of Transportation, or the Governor or legislature of any State, Territory, Commonwealth, or possession in which he is on duty or present shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.”

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