Head Of Mo. Rodeo Group Resigns, Cites Obama Clown - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Head Of Mo. Rodeo Group Resigns, Cites Obama Clown

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - The president of the Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association has resigned after getting flak about a State Fair event in which a rodeo clown riled up the crowd as a bull chased a masked man imitating President Barack Obama.
    
An attorney for rodeo announcer Mark Ficken said Tuesday that his resignation from the group is not an acknowledgment of wrongdoing on his part but rather a protest that the association has not banned the rodeo clown from its membership.
    
During the event, a clown wore a mask of Obama and asked the spectators if they wanted to see "Obama run down by a bull." Many in the audience responded enthusiastically.
    
Ficken's attorney said the rodeo clown orchestrated the act.
    

 Information from: Columbia Daily Tribune, http://www.columbiatribune.com

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