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Fri Feb 10, 2017, 08:13 PM

Black Players Harassed With Racist Chants at 'Hick Night'

Source: Associated Press

Black Players Harassed With Racist Chants at 'Hick Night'

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CONNELLSVILLE, Pa. Feb 10, 2017, 4:21 PM ET

Parents say black high school basketball players were targeted with racist chants during a game in western Pennsylvania where the home team was celebrating "Hick Night."

The parents tell the Uniontown Herald Standard ( http://bit.ly/2kY9fDj ) that Connellsville students yelled chants including "Build that wall!" and "Get them out of here!" at black Uniontown players.

The Connellsville fans were sporting gear like camouflage baseball caps and flannel shirts with sleeves cut off as part of the theme night. At least one was holding a Donald Trump campaign sign.

An assistant superintendent for the Connellsville school district says officials met with students to explain how their actions were perceived. David McDonald says the school has officially apologized to Uniontown.

Uniontown parents claim the harassment continued until halftime, but McDonald says the chants were immediately stopped.


http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireStory/black-players-harassed-racist-chants-hick-night-45413593

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Related: Parents say Uniontown players targets of racial comments at Connellsville game (Uniontown Herald Standard)

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Fri Feb 10, 2017, 08:18 PM

1. trump territory nt

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Fri Feb 10, 2017, 08:50 PM

2. Pretend rednecks, obviously.

 

Real rednecks could not shout racial insults until they had consumed a Moon Pie and some Mountain Dew.

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Fri Feb 10, 2017, 09:01 PM

3. Hick night...

Why make it just a night? It's what they are....disgusting racist hillbillies.

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