Anthony Jordan, who accurately referred to as a foul on Grant Williams for lunging in on a rebound with solely zero.6 seconds left within the Tennessee-LSU recreation in time beyond regulation, is the topic of some undesirable consideration at the moment for a social media put up from 2014.
Herb Vincent, SEC Affiliate Commissioner of Communications, mentioned:
“Anthony Jordan, the official on this social media put up, has communicated to us that whereas touring in Spain 5 years in the past he noticed the t-shirt from an SEC staff on the market in a retailer,” Vincent wrote. “He took an image and posted that image to be seen by associates by way of his social media account. He mentioned it was his intent to make a light-hearted social media put up about having seen the t-shirt abroad and to not categorical affinity for a specific faculty.
“We don’t discover this social media put up to be acceptable with our expectations and can proceed accordingly, whereas additionally acknowledging Mr. Jordan has a prolonged observe file as a good and neutral basketball official.”
Rick Barnes mentioned that Tennessee reached out to the SEC in regards to the prior social media posting, and added:
“All I can inform you is I’ve belief and religion within the SEC workplace,” Barnes mentioned throughout his usually scheduled media availability. “I do know they’re going to do their due diligence and take a look at it. They may deal with it the way in which it needs to be dealt with. That’s all I can say about it.”
The guess is that Jordan, who has been an official for over twenty years and has constantly refereed video games within the SEC since at the very least 2007, will now not name video games involving LSU on account of that photograph, no matter clarification.