Activities Sports & Athletics In Your Face Cheers Are they right or wrong? Share PINTEREST Email Print Tony Anderson/Getty Images Sports & Athletics Cheerleading Cheers Baseball Basketball Bicycling Billiards Bodybuilding Bowling Boxing Car Racing Cricket Extreme Sports Football Golf Gymnastics Ice Hockey Martial Arts Professional Wrestling Skateboarding Skating Paintball Soccer Swimming & Diving Table Tennis Tennis Track & Field Volleyball Other Activities Learn More By Valerie Ninemire Valerie Ninemire is a journalist, former cheerleader and the editor of Cheer Coach & Advisor magazine. our editorial process Valerie Ninemire Updated March 08, 2017 Cheerleading Tips | Favorite Cheers | Football Cheers | Basketball Cheers | More CheersOver the years I've received thousands of cheers and chants from cheerleaders and it still amazes me when I get one of those "in your face" or mean cheers. They just don't seem to bode well for cheerleading or cheerleaders. Cheerleaders should be role models; they should be energetic and uplifting, not mean-spirited and hateful. Do we really want to yell these sorts of things out in front of our fans, family, and friends? Maybe you're not familiar with the kind of cheers I'm referring to, so here are a few examples:You're down,We're upYou really do suckWe fight,We're right (repeat 3 times then say)That's right, we really shut you up,Go (your team)!Here's another one:A-T-T-A-C-KAttack the quarterbackAnd knock him flat, right on his backPow*And one more:U.G.L.YThey ain't got no alibiThey're uglyHey, hey they're ugly! (repeat 3 times)There are a lot more like these and if you're a cheerleader, I'm sure you've heard most of them. Maybe I'm wrong and there's something cute and funny in seeing young women/men do these kinds of cheers. Is that what their coaches and parents think? What about the spectators are they really motivated with words like these? In a time when violence is all around us, do we really want our cheerleaders instigating more or promoting hatefulness and meanness? How do you feel about all this? Are "in your face cheers" good or bad?