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|News||Thu, 13 Dec 2012||Tweet|
by The Stand
This afternoon, President Freddie Fforde and the Student's Association received the following message from the makers of the 'champagning' video.
"We would like to sincerely apologise for the video that was posted on Youtube entitled ‘Champagning in St Andrews’. This was intended as a harmless joke and an attempt to join in on the latest craze that began with ‘milking’ in Newcastle and ‘porting’ in Durham, as well as being ironic towards ourselves. Those involved in the video were all first years who also wanted to celebrate the end of a successful first semester at University. We would like to apologise to any who were upset or offended by our video, we assure you this was not our intention and we regret any offence that may have been taken. In addition we are shocked, saddened and deeply regretful of the reaction towards this video, as well as being deeply remorseful towards any negative effects this may have had for our fellow students, especially those involved in trying to present a more balanced picture of the University of St Andrews and our student community. Once again we would like to offer our heartfelt apologies for any offence caused, we truly hope this will be the end of the matter and are allowed to continue to study and complete our exams in peace."
The Student President has described the message as a 'sincere apology' and has joined the group in the hope that they can put this all behind them.
Healdine image: 'The Telegraph'