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 sport in additional time, is the topic of some undesirable consideration at the moment for a social media submit from 2014.
Herb Vincent, SEC Affiliate Commissioner of Communications, stated:
“Anthony Jordan, the official on this social media submit, has communicated to us that whereas touring in Spain 5 years in the past he noticed the t-shirt from an SEC crew on the market in a retailer,” Vincent wrote. “He took an image and posted that image to be seen by buddies through his social media account. He stated it was his intent to make a light-hearted social media submit about having seen the t-shirt in a foreign country and to not categorical affinity for a specific college.
“We don’t discover this social media submit to be acceptable with our expectations and can proceed accordingly, whereas additionally acknowledging Mr. Jordan has a prolonged observe document as a good and neutral basketball official.”
Rick Barnes stated 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 stated throughout his frequently scheduled media availability. “I do know they’re going to do their due diligence and have a look at it. They’ll 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 because of that picture, no matter clarification.