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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Girls high school basketball players suspended for throwing up ‘shocker’ in senior picture


Three young ladies from Farmington (Ill.) High School were recently suspended for flashing a certain symbol during their basketball team’s senior photo. That symbol, which many of you are likely familiar with, is known as the “shocker.”

If you don’t know what the shocker is, you can consult urban dictionary. We’re not going to explain it because we like to keep things as PG-13 as we can. School administration decided to suspend the girls for the stunt, and at least one of them seemed to get a charge out of it. She sent some tweets about the suspension and deleted them, but not before Barstool Sports was able to capture a screenshot.


Personally, I’m surprised the school’s administration knew what the shocker was. And even when they found out, I can’t believe the girls weren’t able to talk their way out of it by claiming it was an innocent gesture that stood for something much more appropriate. If my friends and I were suspended every time we did something stupid in a high school team photo, we probably would have never played a game.

H/T Deadspin

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