A school in Idaho decided to crack down on overzealous parents by banning cheering at a youth basketball game. And thus, “Silent Cheer Day” was born.


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As seen in the video above, fans are allowed to clap and hold up signs.

If people are caught yelling during a game, they’ll end up in a designated penalty area for one minute, The Coeur d’Alene Press reported.

One parent who was given a penalty at Lakeland Junior High School, Cherish Hansen, said, “My daughter made a free throw, I had to shout … it reminds me of when I put my kids in timeout. Now I know how it feels.”


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Justin Brown, Post Falls recreation coordinator, came up with the idea. He told the paper, “Coaches said the kids played little better because there was less noise.”

Steve Doocy called the idea “stupid,” but Brian Kilmeade had a different perspective. “I think that this is a great idea.”

Watch the clip above and tell us what you think about “Silent Cheer Day.”


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