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NCAA 1, Free Speech 0Posted Thursday, April 15, 2010, at 2:03 PM
Looks like the NCAA is making what it probably considers a politically correct move.
The group's Playing Rules Oversight Panel is banning symbols or messages within eye black worn by college football players.
I guess too many people objected to Tim Tebow's promotion of Christianity, which hurt nothing whatsoever and, if you share his views, may have helped quite a few.
We're talking about adults playing a game, not individuals involved in serious white-collar business where a businesslike appearance can be properly ordered or a military force where conformity is necessary.
There's nothing wrong with messages in eye black. There's something very wrong when a non-government agency is allowed to pass a binding rule that affects thousands of people.
Freedom of speech is precious. Never stifle it.
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