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This photo provided by Jameson Hsieh shows a clown wearing a mask intended to look like President Obama at the Missouri State Fair. The announcer asked the crowd if anyone wanted to see “Obama run down by a bull,” according to a spectator. “So then everybody screamed. ... They just went wild,” said Perry Beam, who attended the rodeo at the State Fair in Sedalia on Saturday Aug. 10, 2013. State Fair officials apologized calling the display inappropriate and disrespectful. (AP Photo/Jameson Hsieh)

Attorney: Rodeo association president had no role in clown's anti-Obama act (video links)

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A rodeo announcer at the Missouri State Fair had no advance knowledge of a widely criticized act in which a "rogue rodeo clown" wearing a President Barack Obama mask asked the crowd if they would like to see him knocked down, an attorney said Monday.

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