UH football players won’t wear their UH jerseys on the field when they play the Hawkeyes at Memorial Stadium.
The university’s officials have not made the decision public, but Hawaii Athletic Director David Yankowski confirmed the decision to the Honolulu Advertiser.
A jersey worn by Hawaii football player Ecu “E” Fegboa during a scrimmage in Hawaii on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2019.
The jersey was removed after the game.
Honolulu Adplc/Katherine Frey/KOMO-TVHALIFAX – NOVEMBER 15, 2020Hawaii Football players won, and now the university is banning its players from wearing its jerseys while playing the Hawkeye brand.
The decision was announced Friday, but Yankowski didn’t provide an explanation for it.
Yankowski said Friday that he has not yet spoken to his staff, and that the decision will be announced on Saturday.
“I think we have a very clear message to the players that we are very supportive of their right to wear what they want,” Yankowksi said.
Hawaii’s decision comes after UH released a statement saying the jersey was inappropriate.
Last week, the UH Athletics Department announced that it had removed its shirt from the team’s field, after the school said the jersey did not conform to UH’s policies on apparel.
When asked about the decision, UH athletic director Mike Roper said he didn’t want to discuss the matter publicly.
University officials were also quick to clarify their stance on the jersey after the jersey had been removed.
UH’s athletic department has said it has received a number of calls and emails from fans and fans of the U.S. Men’s National Team, and from some members of the Hawaii community, who were outraged that Hawaii had not removed the jersey.
Roper said Hawaii’s decision was not influenced by those calls.
This is the first time in Hawaii history that a student athlete has been prohibited from wearing his or her UH jersey, according to the school.
Ecu Fecba wore the UHI jersey at last Saturday’s game against the University of Hawaii.
He was the team captain, and he is the captain of the team that was wearing the jersey at the time, according the school’s statement.
Hawaii players wore the jersey when Hawaii defeated UMass on Saturday night, 7-0.
Players from Hawaii and UMass wore the jerseys in the same spot at the end of the game, according UH officials.
That is when the U-M team’s captain, senior quarterback Luke Hauschka, got in a heated exchange with the Uhiis’ star quarterback, Tyler Wilson.
Hauschkka’s postgame comments made headlines across the country.
After the game Saturday, Wilson tweeted, “I was told to wear my UH uniform, but I did not wear it.
I respect the decisions of my coaches.
It’s a beautiful day.”
Wilson was referring to Hawaii’s U-march against UMass, which was played on Saturday and included a scrimmage between the two teams.
Hawaiians have worn UHI jerseys for years.
Hawaii is the only Division I football program in the country to wear the jersey, which is made by Adidas.
Earlier this month, Hawaii released a video highlighting the importance of the jersey and how it’s used.
In the video, Wilson said the UHH jersey is an honor to wear and the team has used it for years in an effort to show support for the university and its players.
Fegboas’ jersey has been the subject of a lawsuit filed by the UHSAA, a local union representing UH athletes.
On Friday, UHH announced it was suspending the team for the remainder of the regular season, which begins at the start of the 2019 season.
If Hawaii is suspended, it will not have to play in Hawaii for the rest of the season, the university said.