It’s not straightforward being a tree.
The one who serves because the Stanford Tree mascot has been suspended after parading a banner that mentioned “Stanford hates enjoyable” through the Cardinal’s match towards Arizona State on Oct. 22.
“Stanford has determined to droop the Tree for strolling out onto the sphere final sport with an indication studying ‘Stanford Hates Enjoyable,’” the tree’s official Twitter account wrote Sunday evening. “Tree socials might be inactive for the subsequent few months. See y’all quickly.”
The coed who wears the Stanford Tree mascot outfit has been suspended after carrying an indication that learn ‘Stanford hates enjoyable.’Getty Photographs
A Stanford athletic division spokesperson confirmed the ban to ESPN.
“The scholars comprising the chief committee of the LSJUMB have suspended the Tree mascot as a result of a violation of the band’s insurance policies and processes,” the college mentioned.
The banner was showcased throughout halftime, and the tree was aided by Arizona State’s Solar Satan mascot. In keeping with the Stanford Each day — Stanford’s campus newspaper – the assertion got here in response to the notion amongst college students that the college is suppressing “social alternatives.”
Heyo, earlier Tree (#43) right here. A few of y’all have been asking, so I’ll make clear that @lsjumb management reached this choice as per established Band coverage. However don’t fear, I’ll be popping out of retirement till #44 returns within the winter 😤☮️-🌲43.
— Stanford Tree (@DaStanfordTree) October 31, 2022
A person who beforehand served because the Tree will take over because the crew’s mascot till the suspension is over.
“Heyo, earlier Tree (#43) right here,” the tree Twitter account shared. “A few of y’all have been asking, so I’ll make clear that @lsjumb management reached this choice as per established Band coverage. However don’t fear, I’ll be popping out of retirement till #44 returns within the winter.”
The Tree and Stanford’s marching band aren’t any strangers to suspension.
In 2016 the band was suspended for hazing, sexual harassment, and alcohol abuse. In 2006, two Bushes had been suspended — one for getting ejected for dancing in an undesignated space throughout a NCAA girls’s basketball event sport, and the opposite was equally disciplined after her blood alcohol degree measured 0.157 throughout a males’s basketball sport towards Cal.