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"Gator Bait" cheer banned...because racism

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"Gator Bait" cheer banned...because racism

Post by bmw » Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:08 pm

Political correctness run amuck.

https://www.espn.com/college-sports/sto ... st-history
"While I know of no evidence of racism associated with our 'Gator Bait' cheer at UF sporting events, there is horrific historic racist imagery associated with the phrase," Fuchs said. "Accordingly, University Athletics and the Gator Band will discontinue the use of the cheer."



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Re: "Gator Bait" cheer banned...because racism

Post by MasterB » Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:19 am

I bet fans will still chant Gator Bait a former football player for the Gators started the Gator with hands and arms doesn't get the outrage it's PC run amuck ugh.


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Re: "Gator Bait" cheer banned...because racism

Post by Mike Oxlong » Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:37 am

This one is silly.
The crowd is chanting for the other team to be gator bait. Not some racial thing. The school knows this.
Boy, somebody at the university has too much free time to think this one up.



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Re: "Gator Bait" cheer banned...because racism

Post by Bryce » Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:08 pm

Word has it that Santa won't be able to say, "Ho, Ho, Ho." this year as it may offend someones mom.


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Re: "Gator Bait" cheer banned...because racism

Post by Rate This » Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:24 pm

Bryce wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:08 pm
Word has it that Santa won't be able to say, "Ho, Ho, Ho." this year as it may offend someones mom.
You may have to call any female dogs you have by a different name as well. Don’t want to hurt the dogs feelings or anything.



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Re: "Gator Bait" cheer banned...because racism

Post by Honeyman » Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:17 pm

Absolutely absurd.

As a Spartan, I am very concerned they will ban the chant "GO WHITE!!!" :razz



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Re: "Gator Bait" cheer banned...because racism

Post by Matt » Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:37 pm

Honeyman wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:17 pm
Absolutely absurd.

As a Spartan, I am very concerned they will ban the chant "GO WHITE!!!" :razz
That would make it hard to add the "Can't read, can't write" without the rhyme.



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Re: "Gator Bait" cheer banned...because racism

Post by Honeyman » Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:12 pm

Matt wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:37 pm
Honeyman wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:17 pm
Absolutely absurd.

As a Spartan, I am very concerned they will ban the chant "GO WHITE!!!" :razz
That would make it hard to add the "Can't read, can't write" without the rhyme.
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Re: "Gator Bait" cheer banned...because racism

Post by bmw » Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:08 pm

On a side note, "Fuchs" is like the best last name ever. I'm surprised nobody here has commented on that yet.



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Re: "Gator Bait" cheer banned...because racism

Post by BME » Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:12 pm

Matt wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:37 pm
Honeyman wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:17 pm
Absolutely absurd.

As a Spartan, I am very concerned they will ban the chant "GO WHITE!!!" :razz
That would make it hard to add the "Can't read, can't write" without the rhyme.
So has Mr. Matt spent a minute in a UMAA classroom? If not, he has no place in any discussion of MSU academics.



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