NCAA Bans Hashtags From Football Fields, Ends World Hunger
Mark Emmert and friends have saved the integrity of college athletics once again.
The NCAA football rules committee announced this week new regulations about what can and cannot be painted on a football field. Included in the ruling is the statement, “…social media designations such as URL’s and hashtags, are prohibited.”
The NCAA clarified on their Twitter account soon after the announcement took off, implying that it had the authority to literally ban hashtags on the internet:
NCAA Football Rules Committee did not ban hashtags. They clarified hashtags may not be used on the football playing field.
— NCAA (@NCAA) May 1, 2013
Mississippi became the first college football team to use a hashtag in the endzone and they were used at a few spring games this year. Clearly, it was an idea on the rise, but leave it to the NCAA to ruin all of our fun.
Oh well. So much for #OneTeam in the endzone…