High school basketball players reinstated after being wrongly accused of flashing gang signs

High school basketball players reinstated after being wrongly accused of flashing gang signs

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In the Sheboygan Falls, Wisc., school system, gangs apparently are a serious problem. But you know what’s an even bigger problem?

Imaginary gangs!

Two brothers, Jordan and Juwaun Jackson, were thrown off the Sheboygan Falls High School boys basketball team recently, because of a photo that appeared of them in the local paper. The hand gestures the two were flashing may look familiar. To about 200 million people or so, it looks like the sign players at every level of the sport wave after they’ve hit a three-pointer.

To a handful of unidentified Sheboygan Falls parents, though, it was something much more sinister. Even more sinister: the school district superintendent took their word for it and suspended the brothers.

A day later, however, the crisis was averted. A school board committee heard an appeal and overturned the suspensions. Now presumed innocent instead of guilty, the two budding crime kingpins were allowed to play.

Here is how Milwaukee’s WTMJ-TV explained it. Or tried to explain it.

Overturned or not, big trouble could be looming for every NBA team that plays in Wisconsin, though. Your threatening hand gestures could have extreme consequences. That means you, Kevin Durant.

(H/T SB Nation)