About a month ago, a group of high school students from Iowa made national headlines after they directed racially insensitive Donald Trump-related chants at an opposing high school basketball team. The students were reprimanded after they chanted things like “Trump!” and “USA!” in the direction of Latino players. And now, a similar incident has taken place in Wisconsin, although you could argue that this situation is even worse because it involved three 10-year-old girls doing the chanting.
According to the Huffington Post, the three girls started chanting, “Trump, build that wall,” during Elkhart Area High School’s soccer match against Beloit Memorial High School in Elkhart, Wis. last week. The chant was directed at black and Latina players on Beloit, and it led to several of the players running off the field in the middle of the match.
“One of the girls was cradled in the arms of one of our assistant coaches for a good 15 to 20 minutes,” Beloit coach Brian Denu told local news station News 3 after the game. “Seeing the impact on those kids is something I’ll never forget as a coach.”
After launching an investigation into the chants, Jason Tadlock, the superintendent of the Elkhart Area School District, revealed that it was a small group of elementary school kids who started them. He also told the Huffington Post that, in addition to those chants, there was also a group of high school students at the game yelling “Trump!” in the Beloit girls’ direction.
Tadlock offered up an apology to the Beloit players, but what a horrible situation all around. Here’s the full News 3 report:
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[via Huffington Post]