Tim Tebow‘s late-game heroics are a hit with football fans, but it’s his celebrations that have drawn attention beyond the scope of NFL diehards.
The act of “Tebowing,” or getting down on one knee for a prayerful celebration, has taken the Internet by storm. Like “planking” just a few months ago, spontaneous Tebowing is the new harmless craze.
Well, most of the time it’s harmless. Bullying is a life-threatening epidemic in our schools and academic acheivement is dropping, but at least the administrators of one school are clamping down on the true scourge against our education system: Tebowing.
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Officials at Riverhead High School in New York found the practice disruptive when as many as 40 students reportedly engaged in mass Tebowing in the hallways. Four of the students — football players Connor Carroll, Tyler Carroll and Wayne Drexel, and soccer player Jordan Fulcoly — were reportedly given one-day suspensions for blocking the school’s hallways.
Connor Carroll told Yahoo! Sports that there was plenty of room for students to walk past.
“The administration told us that our Tebowing was blocking the halls and could potentially cause a riot, because they were growing in number and if the wrong kid gets pushed, a brawl could ensue,” Carroll told Yahoo! “We had no idea that we could get suspended for such a thing.”
Tebow’s reflective pose is a result of his religious beliefs, but the Riverhead incident seems to have had nothing to do with religion.
It was just teenagers being teenagers.
“It was a joke between a group of friends that took a life of its own,” Connor Carroll was quoted as saying. “We figured at the most we would just be told to stop.”
Nice try, Connor, but that sounds just like what a hooligan headed down the path to a life of crime would say. First it’s kneeling in the halls, then it’s grand theft auto. I’ve seen in a million times.
Bravo, Riverhead, for putting an end to this type of dangerous activity.
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Check out the perps being caught red-handed.
Photo via Yahoo! Sports courtesy of Connor Carroll
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