College Coach Walks Through Imaginary Handshake Line After In-Game Brawl
With about two minutes left in regulation between college teams Rider and Sienna, a baby brawl broke out after a Siena player delivered a hard foul on a Rider player attempting to catch an alley-oop dunk. Players from both teams got involved in the scuffle, punches were thrown, a couple of players were ejected and the head coaches for each team even exchanged some sweet nothings.
When the dust finally cleared and the game was over, Siena’s head coach Jimmy Patsos trolled the losing team by walking through an imaginary handshake line, air shaking hands where the opposing team should have been.
“They were gone,” Patsos said. “I just kept going. I went with it.”
Rider coach Kevin Bagget explained to ESPN why he told his team to not participate in the handshake line.
“I decided not to shake hands, because I didn’t want anything to escalate again between the teams,” he said. “That’s my prerogative—to protect my team whether anyone else thinks it’s good sportsmanship or not.”
And now I can’t get Bobby Brown’s “My Prerogative” out of my head.