Big 12 to crack down on ‘Horns Down,’ other taunts


The Massive 12 is ramping up efforts to crack down on taunting this season, and meaning we might see lots much less of the “Horns Down” image throughout video games.

Massive 12 coordinator of officers Greg Burks basically advised reporters at Massive 12 media days on Thursday that there might be extra flags thrown for unsportsmanlike within the convention this season. When requested particularly concerning the “Horns Down” gesture, Burks made it clear that gamers gained’t be allowed to flash it to opponents.

“Lemme put it this manner: In the event you do a Horns All the way down to a Texas participant as an opponent, that’s most likely going to be a foul,” Burks stated, through ESPN’s David Wilson.

Finally, it will likely be as much as the officers to find out whether or not a “Horns Down” gesture constitutes unsportsmanlike conduct. Burks stated a participant won’t be flagged if the image is flashed towards the gang.

“Please all of you word, I stated ‘most likely,’” Burks added. “We’ve to think about intent and contemplate the state of affairs. We’ll go away it to officers.”

Whether or not or not the “Horns Down” gesture needs to be allowed has been a subject of debate for years. It’s a preferred method for folks to mock Texas and its “Horns Up” gesture, and most would agree it’s innocent. Nevertheless, gamers have been flagged for utilizing it in video games earlier than.

Baker Mayfield, a former Oklahoma star, made it clear some time again how he feels about outlawing the “Horns Down” gesture. We’re guessing even some Texas followers aren’t bothered by it.


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