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Admiral Ackbar Ignites Backlash at Ole Miss

2/28/2010 2:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Admiral Ackbar is causing a serious disturbance in the force at Ole Miss -- where several Rebel fans are threatening to abandon the school if the alien leader becomes the new mascot.



The masterminds behind the Admiral Ackbar mascot campaign tell TMZ they've been contacted by angry students, threatening to transfer if the legendary rebel shot caller is voted to become the new face of Ole Miss.

The group has even received complaints from the parents of current students and prospective students -- with some even threatening to "never send their kids to Ole Miss" if the Admiral wins out.

As we previously reported, the school recently voted to bring in a new mascot to replace the old, controversial rebel mascot ... and Ackbar has emerged as an early favorite.

Still no word on when an official decision will be made.

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Mike    

Nothing "brings a fan base like Admiral Ackbar," says the woman behind the movement.

http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2010/feb/26/hernando-resident-pushes-alien-for-new-mascot/

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AllyH    

okay to all you idiots that dont live in Mississippi changing the mascost wouldn't be a big deal for you but for the people that attend Ole Miss and live in Mississippi this is a VERY BIG deal Ole Miss is NOT Ole Miss without Col. Rebel he is a southern tradition and a legend around here!!!! and this admiral ackabar thing is just plain ugly and doesn't represent Ole Miss in anyway whatsoever... i can't beleive they would even consider this as a mascot!!!

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