Georgetown recently made Complex‘s list of the ten most gang-affiliated hats in sports. According to Complex, the Chicago-area Gangster Disciples (and, by extension, the Folk Nation gang alliance) adopted Georgetown apparel as its unofficial uniform.
Now, why would a Chicago gang member wear a Georgetown hat? Because the odd pairing honors Gangster Disciples founder Larry Hoover, with “Hoya” standing in as an acronym for “Hoover’s On Your Ass.”
Vox feels out of touch—for years, we thought that “Hoya Saxa” was just a dorky inside joke from the 19th century. Who knew that it was also a threatening homage to a man with a life sentence?