Duke star Kyle Filipowski recently injured his knee in a collision with a fan after fans stormed the court.

This has raised the issue of whether or not it’s okay for fans to walk onto courts and fields en masse.

But for an Alabama U.S. senator, it’s a moot point.

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Court Storming: Fans Are Gonna Fan

Fox News reports, “Filipowski’s injury has led to a strong outcry that court-storming needs to be banned – but a prominent former coach says it’s not that easy.”

“Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-Ala., experienced plenty of intense atmospheres during his coaching days at Ole Miss, Auburn, Texas Tech and Cincinnati before going into politics,” Fox News noted. “Tuberville coached 258 games with tens of thousands of crazed fans, and in his mind, those fans outweigh any potential banning.”

The story continued:

“I don’t think there’s any way that you can really stop it, because you get hyper, young people that are really involved in something that we want them involved in,” Tuberville told Charly Arnolt on “OutKick The Morning.” “If they can’t play a sport in college, we want them involved with our sports teams…

“It’s all about safety first. I don’t know the answer to this, I don’t know if you can put enough security out there to keep young people off the field when they’re really excited. Especially in a football game. You got 80, 90, 100,00 people in the stands. You’re not keeping people from running on the field. But it needs to be talked about, needs to be discussed, make sure they educate young people on what to do and how to do it, and if they’re gonna do it, they need to use all the precaution they can.”

Tuberville also made mention that limiting some incidents is possible – he noted goalposts became collapsible after they were torn down on occasion.

Tuberville seems to be implying that court or field storming is simply part of the sport.

He’s correct, something we have also emphasized here at BIS.

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