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I know there is a rule but come on....
Tell someone who hit a walk off homer they can't get excited, or a something draining a game winning shot.
This post was edited by MikeGarland 14 months ago
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If he gave everyone the bird then it's understandable. If it was religion-based then that's ludicrous.
From what I understand - He pointed at the sky as he crossed the finish line.
I'd need a better idea of what he did. Maybe I missed it but theres not much in the statement.
Well if thats all then I call BS on the disqualification. Lots of athletes do that. Sounds like a subjective decsion or overreaction.
Here's some more info.
Some people are outraged after a high school track team is disqualified from competing in state finals because one runner made a religious gesture.
Someone with common sense needs to step in and change that ruling. Complete BS and absolutely zero issues with separation of church and state. The chubby in the video justifying it needs to be relocated to janitorial services. If pointing at the sky is taunting then pretty much every expression of joy in winning could be ruled similarly based on the whim of the judges.
Just learning this-
The meet official went up to him after the race and told him that if he did that at state his team would get DQ'd.
Kid threw baton down and kept mouthing at meet official.
This is likely reason for DQ..
Saw this story on the news yesterday, the ruling is absolutely absurd.
Follow up with some clarification for the ruling, which is nice since nearly every report before this one had nothing from UIL officials and tried to make it a scare about possible infringement of religious expression.
Overly harsh rule? Yeah, probably. Punishing someone for pointing to God? Apparently not.
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