I’ll go ahead and get it out of the way: I have no dog in this fight. But it seems that Texas is overly triggered any time an opponent flashes the “horns down” sign, which generally makes me want to see it happen more.
The “horns down” gesture is of course mocking their “Hook ’em Horns” sign that Texas fans used…only it’s turned upside down. It’s really not a big deal. Just some smack talk from opposing fans.
But on Wednesday night, Texas basketball coach Rodney Terry lost his mind when some UCF players flashed the horns down after upsetting the Longhorns at home, 77-71.
Several UCF players were gathered around one of their own players celebrating the win, and were seen doing the horns down gesture:
And after the game, Coach Terry again addressed the “classless” behavior from UCF players:
“You lose the right way. You carry yourself the right way. You carry yourself the right way. You don’t go through the handshake line…and have about 6 or 7 guys putting the horns down. We don’t do that. Because when you do those kinds of things, it looks very classless.”
Here’s what #Texas head coach Rodney said happened in the handshake line with #UCF:
Of course this isn’t the first time that the “horns down” has caused controversy. A couple of years ago, the Big 12 conference announced that any opposing player flashing the horns down during a game would be flagged for a penalty.
This, naturally, didn’t do anything to rid opposing fans of the gesture, and instead just made Texas the subject of mockery for being “soft” and not being able to handle a little sh*t-talking.
And Coach Terry’s outburst isn’t going to do anything to change that perception.
Do they think this is going to get any better once they’re in the SEC? Because they’re probably in for a rude awakening…