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Texas and Oklahoma fans debate the “horns down” controversy

SHERMAN, Tex. (KXII)- While most fans are talking about the possibility of the Sooners making the college football playoff, or the Longhorns pulling the upset for the second time this season, there has been talk about whether or not the horns down move should be a penalty.

So we let fans on both sides of the Red River debate this controversy.

Texas fan Vicki Stover says it was about time players on other teams get flagged for using the horns down move against the Longhorns.

“It’s poor sportsmanship and they shouldn’t be doing that. They should be penalized for doing something like that,” said Stover.

However, the new rule doesn’t effect fans, and Sooner fan Mark Williams will do the horns down move proudly.

“I think it’s part of the rivalry and players do it, fans do it, its just part of the game. As a fan, I loved it too because it gave us more ammunition to make fun of the Texas side,” said Williams.

OU fan Ronnie Rickman suggests the Sooners could find a loophole in this penalty.

“I definitely think it would be pretty funny if OU did an audible at the line or something, called it ‘horns down’ and did the hand gesture. I don’t think they could really get in trouble much for that. It’s not much of a celebration of any type,” said Rickman.

At the end of the day, the horns down gesture doesn’t bother Texas fan Nick Salafia.

“I don’t think that’s a penalty. Now I’ll tell you the truth, I’ll take what I can get in the game but I think its good sportsmanship. I think if you wanna throw horns down that’s fine, but I think at the end of the day you’re going to see a lot of horns up, and I think that’s how it’s going to end,” said Salafia.

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