The finger. Flipping the bird. The one finger salute. Whatever you want to call it, it’s an age honoured gesture signalling anything from disgust to friendly banter.It’s a tradition. A right of passage. It’s universally acknowledged.Sadly it’s also become grounds for whopping overreaction, as a former University of Connecticut student found out.In 2014, then freshman Noriana Radwan whipped out the middle finger at an ESPNU camera during a game she was playing for UConn.Harmless stuff, right? Negative.UConn issued a statement to “apologize for an inappropriate gesture” and said Radwan, had been “indefinitely suspended from all team activities, including participation in UConn’s NCAA tournament games.”Seems ludicrous enough – surely an apology was sufficient – but it gets worse.Radwan, who transferred to Hofstra University, says UConn stripped her of her scholarship without due process or the ability to appeal.The school says she lost her scholarship because flipping the bird constitutes “serious misconduct” – something usually reserved for violent crimes.Deadspin detail the whole embarrassing incident in-depth here, but we’ll just let you know that Radwan is suing UConn.And we reckon that’s fair enough. Stick it to ’em, Noriana!