(KMSP) - The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) has reportedly barred certain chants at high school basketball games, according to Sports Illustrated.
An email sent to students in December said the WIAA banned "chants by student sections directed at opponents and/or opponents' supporters that are clearly intended to disrespect."
Sports Illustrated listed the following chants, which were reportedly included as examples of things students can’t say:
"We can't hear you"
"You can't do that"
"There's a net there"
The ban itself is not new, but social media uproar ensued after April Gehl, a student at Hilbert High School, was apparently suspended for five basketball games after she posted some critical tweets about the WIAA in early January.
EAT SHIT WIAA pic.twitter.com/hqH8TH3rgm— April Gehl (@AprilGehl24) January 4, 2016
Can't wait to go to state basketball and watch the student sections sit in their seats and say no words! Good one #wiaa— Kyle Koelbl (@kyle_koelbl) January 12, 2016
If your players can't handle fans yelling at them how do you expect them to handle fans at the next level??? #wiaa— Brady (@Btownsend6) January 11, 2016
Are we gonna start golf clapping after a dunk? #WIAA— Phil Mahooters (@IsaacSchubert23) January 12, 2016