Iowa High-School Football: Plagued by The Shocker

Click to EnlargeThere appears to be a real problem with obscene hand gestures in high-school-football pictures in Iowa. So much so that there were three news articles in the Omaha World-Herald in just over a week. In the small Iowa towns of Harlan (pop. 5,282) and Carroll (pop. 10,106) there have been a number of problems with football players displaying “the Shocker” during team photographs. The Shocker is the an obscene hand gesture, similar to the Bird.

First, three players were suspended for one game. The resulting outrage over the suspensions caused an assistant coach to resign. That was not the end of the reign of terror, the Shocker then strikes Carroll High School, resulting in another three suspensions.

When will this end?


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