MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association wants to ban certain words from being chanted at high school games.

It is part of an effort to promote better sportsmanship. Here are some of the words and phrases they do not want to hear:

  • “Sieve”
  • “Air Ball”
  • “Season’s Over”
  • “Over-Rated”
  • The association says these chants are “taunting and disrespectful.”

    The association sent a letter to athletic directors last month with the new guidelines.

    It is getting attention now because a three-sport athlete was just suspended for five games for tweeting her criticism of the new rules. Her tweet did include profanity.

    A spokesman from the WIAA says it is up to each school to decide if they will enforce the policy and decide the consequences.

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