INDIANAPOLIS – (Sports Satire) – The sports media covering the March Madness tournament is reporting that a bit of a controversy has just hit the arena fans.
It appears that shooting guard Clive "The Gazelle" Scotia, with Statue of Liberty University, has been told that he will not be allowed to wear his rainbow-colored basketball shoes.
Scotia, who does admit to playing for both teams, asked why his gender-preference had anything to do with his ability to play basketball.
A representative for the tournament committee said that his sexual orientation had nothing to do with the decision, and that it was based solely on the fact that the colors are very fluorescent and they can cause the opposing players to have glare problems.
Scotia noted that he personally knows three players on other tournament teams who wear Nike fluorescent jock straps, and no one has told them anything.
He was told that the fans cannot see their colorful athletic supporters.
BuzzFuzz is reporting that Scotia has filed a complaint with the Continental Collegiate Commission.
Meanwhile, his coach has said that if Clive is not allowed to wear the rainbow-colored shoes his team will not play.
BuzzFuzz further commented that so far six of the other 32 teams have also said that they will not play as well.
Coach Chad “Chalky” Diddydew, with the Johnny Appleseed University Apple Chompers, stated that his team has just voted 14-1 to wear rainbow-colored basketball shoes, but he said that they are doing it to honor Judy Garland, who starred in the classic film “Somewhere Over The Rainbow.”
As of press time, it is being reported that Vice-President Kamala Harris and first lady Jill Biden will be meeting with NCAA March Madness officials, and they are 99.91% certain that Clive Scotia, will be allowed to wear his rainbow-colored basketball shoes throughout the duration of the NCAA tournament.