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Schools Forbid Postgame Handshakes: Too Many Fights

Schools Forbid Postgame Handshakes: Too Many Fights
Posted Wednesday, October 9th 2013 @ 11am  by Rob Quinn, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– Sportsmanship seems to be struggling in Kentucky: The governing body for high school sports in the state has told schools to stop having organized handshakes after games because the practice has led to dozens of fights over the last few years, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports. Students can still shake hands with opposing teams voluntarily but if an organized handshake is held and school administrators and coaches fail to keep the peace, fines may be issued. The directive advises referees and officials to leave immediately after the game instead of becoming involved in any postgame activities.

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