They cheer cause they care.
A St. Bonaventure cheerleader and a member of the Saint Louis men’s basketball program had a bit of an altercation on the court.
During the game, a St. Bonaventure cheerleader had to be calmed down following an apparent heated incident.
Video of the incident quickly went viral on social media.
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What looks like a Bonnie cheerleader and coach has just stormed over to the Billikens players flipping them off. Wild. pic.twitter.com/LFVPyRCfKV
— Mid-Major Madness (@mid_madness) March 11, 2022
The cheerleader involved in the incident spoke about the incident on Twitter.
“This was after he looked me dead in the eyes, an innocent cheerleader, and told me to “shut the f*** up b****” embarrassing,” she posted.
This was after he looked me dead in the eyes, an innocent cheerleader, and told me to “shut the f*** up b****” embarrassing https://t.co/0NAR6FHnST
— HK🖤 (@HannahhKoning) March 11, 2022
Reactions came flying in:
It’s so pathetic that men go out of their way to tell women that “your team lost”, “you’re a cheerleader the game isn’t about you”, or “you’re a woman”. It’s about being a decent human being. Men, be better. Fucking pathetic. https://t.co/RaG4siot1q
— Parlay Pyle (@parlaypyle) March 12, 2022
We need to talk ab the abuse that sideline cheerleaders take from players (their team and the opposing alike) from the time they start little league. This is gross & def not the first time for any of these girls https://t.co/Da1TzAfHzx
— Breanna (@brewhitehead) March 12, 2022
He should be done for the season at least https://t.co/3xCx5xosbT
— Kyle (@StraitOuttaMinn) March 11, 2022
Saint Louis topped St. Bonaventure 57-56 in the Atlantic 10 men’s basketball tournament but of course the viral cheerleader incident got most of the headlines.