The All-Powerful Atheismo: betelgeux: Benevolent Misanthrope: Yeah - it DOES, however, prohibit acting like an asshole to the officials, which, if you RTFA, he did.Maybe I spent too much time in math and science classes in college and neglected my reading, but I must ask you where in the article does it mention he acted like an asshole?Well there is the part where the officials said they did it because he was being disrespectful to them.
eraser8: I don't understand why it's so hard simply to participate in an athletic event and leave it at that.Why do people feel the need to dance? Or, point at the sky? Or, helicopter with their penis?Okay, the last one I can sort of understand...but, the others? WTF?
No Time To Explain: Good/God didn't get you the win, and if you think the almighty did, he also gave you the disqualification//mysterious ways
slimfast: [media.nj.com image 432x576]
Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Apos: Why disqualify the entire team for one member's conduct? This is the part that makes very little sense.Why decimate an entire legion because one soldier was too hungover to fight? So you can be sure it won't happen again.
Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: No Time To Explain: Good/God didn't get you the win, and if you think the almighty did, he also gave you the disqualification//mysterious waysGod should stop meddling in high school track meets and just let the kids win or lose on their merits.
Vlad_the_Inaner: slimfast: [media.nj.com image 432x576].[media.nj.com image 432x576]No U!!
INeedAName: Track is notorious for its rules. I've seen people dq'ed for mismatched spandex on a relay team, the wrong sized logo on non team gear, or even a sports bra that was too bright of a color.
The All-Powerful Atheismo: eraser8: Or, helicopter with their penis?What athletic events are YOU going to?
laid back w/bud light: win????? The pussification of this generation of kids marches on.
Jon iz teh kewl: dairy queened? just for doin that?? impossible
TexasRedbud: He wasn't disqualified for religious demonstration. The argument is being made that he should be excused because it was religious. I really do not have an opinion about that. I do not think it matters why he raised his arms.I want to know when raising your hands / arms at the end of a race became 'excessive celebration'? How sensitive does the losing team have to be to be intimidated by the raising of arms? Have we, as a society become such a bunch of complete wusses that we can be so easily offended? And I have always wanted to ask, ' when did it become a 'right' to not be offended. If you are offended so easily, stay home.If watching the winner of a race raise his arms puts you off, maybe competing in athletics isn't your thing?
Joe USer: It's called unsportsmanlike conduct, you don't act like an idiot on the field. You can make an idiot of yourself afterwards.
iheartscotch: School policy has nothing to do with it. State athletic policy against celebrating has everything to do with it.
FloydA: Apos: Why disqualify the entire team for one member's conduct? This is the part that makes very little sense.He was the anchor in the 4X100 relay. Without all four positions, there is no team.
LtDarkstar: Jon iz teh kewl: dairy queened? just for doin that?? impossibleThat is the first thing I thought! I was like "Oh he took the entire team to Dairy Queen after the race yay!" then I was like Oh :( NM...
utah dude: laid back w/bud light: win????? The pussification of this generation of kids marches on.well, you're obviously a bigoted racist male hatemonger. please leave my country and let us create a newer and better society without you.
loveblondieo: It would have been helpful if the article actually stated what he was doing that was disrespectful to the officials. Just pointing the sky doesn't seem so bad.
Joe USerIt's called unsportsmanlike conduct, you don't act like an idiot on the field. You can make an idiot of yourself afterwards.
Benevolent Misanthrope: Yeah - it DOES, however, prohibit acting like an asshole to the officials, which, if you RTFA, he did.
tenpoundsofcheese: Benevolent Misanthrope: Yeah - it DOES, however, prohibit acting like an asshole to the officials, which, if you RTFA, he did.No, that is not what TFA article said."...was disqualified by local meet officials for an unsporting act at the conclusion of the boys 4 x100 meter relay. The meet official indicated the athlete crossed the finish line and gestured upward with his arm and finger and behaved disrespectfully toward meet officials, in their opinion. In the judgment of the official, this was a violation of NFHS track & field rule 4-6-1.The violation was specified as excessive celebration. The act of this excessive celebration is what was perceived as being disrespectful.TFA states that they convened after they witnessed this excessive celebration, not due to his "acting like an asshole to officials".Stop making things up.
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