University Cheerleading Team Fined $140 For Doing A Cheer While Walking To Homecoming Game.

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  1. CoachT

    CoachT I'm new. Don't Hurt Me

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    This happened on Sat Sept 28 at the University of Western Ontario when my team was walking to the game. (on homecoming morning, on a dead-end side street beside the campus, that was filled with hundreds (if not thousands) of pre-game fans:
    Video:
    london.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1013642

    Article 1
    news.nationalpost.com/2013/09/29/cheerleader-fined-140-for-performing-a-cheer-on-the-way-to-a-western-university-football-game/

    Article 2 (MSN)
    now.msn.com/western-university-cheerleaders-get-ticket-for-cheerleading-in-the-street-at-homecoming?fb_action_ids=10201811848045383&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_source=other_multiline&action_object_map={%2210201811848045383%22%3A608003312585371}&action_type_map={%2210201811848045383%22%3A%22og.likes%22}&action_ref_map=[]

    Please enjoy.
    Note: before any readers get any wild ideas about the squad inciting beer fueled student street riots or anything... they were simple walking to the stadium (as a whole team) and stopped on the side of the street (actually in a parking spot) and did a couple of basket tosses and a simple 'Go Stangs Go' (sideline cheer). They did not block traffic (there was none), nor did they in any way impede pedestrians or even cheer that loudly. It was at 11:15am. Nothing that we hadn't done literally hundreds of times before on hundreds of game days over my 33 years that I have been here. We were there for less than a minute. It was unplanned, spontaneous and by every measure, a pure moment of exuberant school spirit.
     
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    I think @ACEDAD and I saw this on Facebook yesterday.


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  3. Ashley

    Ashley Administrator Staff Member National Champion

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    This is insane. I would be shocked if you can't get this overturned.
     
  4. ssccxnce

    ssccxnce Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    ...not to mention western threw a girl over top of a cop car in 2007 and nothing happened


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  5. GreatWhite92

    GreatWhite92 Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    I am more concerned that they were doing basket tosses in a parking lot. Or am I reading that wrong?


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