Kentucky High School Athletics
KHSAA advises against postgame handshakes
Louisville Courier Journal
“It is disappointing that this action has become necessary, but enough incidents have occurred both in our state and in others that the necessity has arrived,” the KHSAA said in a news release.
KHSAA commissioner clarifes handshake statement: yesterday (10/8), at best a poorly worded and at worst, an incomplete, notice was sent from me to the member schools regarding postgame activity. Regardless of the number of people who had written pieces or segments, discussed the situation in meetings, or otherwise reviewed, it was my responsibility to ensure clarity. In haste to get the information out, the normal expected quality control steps were not executed to ensure such clarity. For that, I apologize to our member schools.
Interesting Twitter reaction
@LanceMcAlister Nothing more phony than post game handshakes.— Jerome Butcher (@PimpinVanSmack) October 9, 2013
@LanceMcAlister Kids don't care about the handshake, parents and coaches do. The only sad part of this is the false outrage.— TheChaplins (@chumplinjosh) October 9, 2013
@LanceMcAlister dumbest thing I've ever heard. What is society coming to when you can't walk across the 50 and say good game?— Scott Dean (@ScottDean24) October 9, 2013
@LanceMcAlister the handshakes are a silly tradition anyway. Nobody on the field wants to do them. Just for show, no sportsmanship— Mike Porter (@theactualporter) October 9, 2013
How about this postgame handshake brawl in Jasper, Alabama?