Arizona cheerleader gets ejected for heckling an opponent during free throws

ESPNThe Arizona cheerleader was ejected for heckling an opponent.

  • An Arizona cheerleader was ejected for heckling an Arizona State basketball player on Thursday.
  • While Arizona State’s Remy Martin shot free throws, the cheerleader said, “Not today, Remy,” prompting the ejection.
  • According to the rule book, cheerleaders can be ejected for making noise while the game is in progress.

An unusual incident took place on Thursday when an Arizona basketball cheerleader was ejected for heckling an Arizona State player.

In the second half, when Arizona State guard Remy Martin stepped to the free throw line, one of Arizona’s cheerleaders yelled, “Not today, Remy.”

Pac-12 official Randy McCall had a short trigger, saying, “He’s gone,” before ejecting the cheerleader.

Here’s video of the incident, via ESPN:

McCall told the Arizona Republic after the game that the cheerleader was using a megaphone to heckle and was told to stop before his ejection.

According to ESPN, the officials’ rule book states that cheerleaders can’t use any instruments or noise-makers while the game is in progress and that such behaviour, if extreme enough, can warrant an ejection.

While McCall might have had a quick trigger, he ultimately decided this cheerleader had gone too far.

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