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High School Haiku: Kumbaya with no handshakes?

Cameron Smith
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This week's High School Haiku is focusing on the saddest turn of events in high school sportsmanship since parents began attacking referees: The explicit request that schools in Kentucky stop hosting postgame handshake lines.

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The Arsenal Tech and South Side brawl led to a game cancellation — YouTube screenshot

The Arsenal Tech and South Side brawl led to a game cancellation — YouTube screenshot

It's hard to get past the idea that general sportsmanship will be undermined if kids aren't even trusted to shake each others' hands any more, isn't it?

Without further ado, here's Handshake Heartache.

No, Johnny, walk away.
Don't shake his hand. We trust you
but he might just swing

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