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April Gehl, a three-sport athlete at Wisconsin's Hilbert High School, has been suspended for five basketball games for publicly criticizing new state high school athletic association rules banning crowds from chanting things that mock the opposing team. School officials admit they suspended Gehl after the athletic association sent them a critical tweet Gehl posted but refused to answer any other questions about the move.

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  1. “To be clear, there was no language in our correspondence with the school that stated to ‘take care of this,'” Clark said. “That determination is for the member school to address. But these issues, like other sportsmanship issues brought to our attention, are shared with our members for their awareness.”

    That’s the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association throwing the school under the big, yellow bus.

    In any case, the girl broke policy. She chanted hurtful things to the opposing team (the WIAA) in front of everyone.

  2. I really, really want to know what she chanted…

    1. I mean “air ball”? it’s a statement of fact not an opinion

  3. “We will, we will, see-you-after-for-therapy-and-hugs!”

    “Stop telling my kids that they suck! No one tells MY children they are bad at sports!”

    I see the forest now; this is all a ploy to make April’s team bad, which will encourage more taunts and jeers. This is school system is trying to rub her nose in it.

    Warm up those middle fingers, April, censors froth at uncensorable personalities.

  4. Awesome, next stop: Reeducation “classes”. Perhaps preceded by mental health evaluations. Anyone remember the old Soviet Union’s parley that dissidents must be mentally ill?

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