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Players So ‘Upset and Distraught’ Over Chants That They ‘Weren’t Able to Finish the Game’

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posted on Apr, 12 2016 @ 02:16 PM
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So I am torn on this one because the people that would use racial slurs and chants are clearly a-holes, but the reaction of the girls is equally shameful. I know the kids I played with would have used the negative and ignorant chants as fuel to kick the crap out of the other team, but in today's world all the special snowflakes retreat to their safe space and have a good cry.

Also, if you react to things people say on the field then your opponent knows they can get in your head and will usually use such things to beat you. Anyway, this is an example of idiots all around in my opinion. You have idiot racist bigots and crybaby players. People these days have no idea how to handle adversity.

This is one of those situations where it doesn't matter who wins...

they are all losers.


Brian Denu said the racial slurs and chants directed toward his girls soccer team last week — including “Donald Trump, build that wall!” — affected some players so deeply that they exited the contest.

“They came off the field and weren’t able to finish the game because they were too upset and distraught over what was happening to them,” Denu, head coach of the team at Wisconsin’s Beloit Memorial High School, told WISC-TV.
“One of the girls was cradled in the arms of one of our assistant coaches for a good 15 to 20 minutes,” he added to the station.

Denu told WISC that the taunts and chants came from a small group of students from Elkhorn High School where the Beloit squad — made up mostly of black and Latina girls — was playing a game Thursday night.

“Those are just words you’ll never be able to take back from those kids and an experience that you wish you could take back,” Denu added to WISC-TV. “It was really disturbing for them.”


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posted on Apr, 12 2016 @ 02:23 PM
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Ok, while I do agree, that these girls shouldn't be listening to idiots on the sidelines, I want to know where the damn adults were while this was going on?

Why weren't they stopped? Why did nobody make them leave?

Are we now afraid to stand up to mouthy kids?


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posted on Apr, 12 2016 @ 02:25 PM
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a reply to: Metallicus

What were they suppose to do, jump in the stands and start punching people in the faces. I would've walked out of there too. Maybe something was specifically done to that one girl, who knows but I definitely won't jump to the conclusion that she's a snowflake.



posted on Apr, 12 2016 @ 02:28 PM
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Wtf is happening to my country?!?!


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posted on Apr, 12 2016 @ 02:28 PM
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a reply to: Metallicus

Well all I can say is welcome to the real world.

I heard worse than that coming from my own coach which just happened to be my own father.

They have to remember to not take what get's said personally.


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posted on Apr, 12 2016 @ 02:29 PM
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This is nothing to do with "safe spaces" and "special snowflakes"...

You lot are obsessed with this sort of stuff.



They did the right thing.
Why should anyone be subject to racism and just accept it.

Get real.


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posted on Apr, 12 2016 @ 02:29 PM
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originally posted by: amicktd
What were they suppose to do, jump in the stands and start punching people in the faces.

Smile and wave very time you scored.

My high school coach would have had us playing our next game in pink tutu's if we had fallen far enough out of 'the zone' to even note the heckling.

This was a life lesson begging to be taught. You can let a small group of a-holes dictate your performance, or you can dictate your performance. Your choice.

No, it wasn't right, nor should they have even had to deal with it, but this is the real world, and similar situations are pretty much par for life.



posted on Apr, 12 2016 @ 02:31 PM
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a reply to: amicktd

If your opponent in sports can get into your head through smack talk, they will. We used to do it all the time. Before a hurdle race we'd tell all the stories of the worst, most gruesome wipeouts when we knew the freshmen were running because odds were some of them were intimidated by hurdles.

It'd get in their head and throw some off their game.

This is a different level of cruel and stooping to disgusting, but the principle is the same. And we did get into this level of hateful rivalry with another area team in basketball. There was no racial stuff going on as our two schools were pretty much all white, but it did express itself in our team engaging in some petty vandalism of their locker room. Our coach nailed us to the wall pretty hard for it, but the damage had already been done.
edit on 12-4-2016 by ketsuko because: (no reason given)


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posted on Apr, 12 2016 @ 02:32 PM
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originally posted by: Metallicus
So I am torn on this one because the people that would use racial slurs and chants are clearly a-holes, but the reaction of the girls is equally shameful. I know the kids I played with would have used the negative and ignorant chants as fuel to kick the crap out of the other team, but in today's world all the special snowflakes retreat to their safe space and have a good cry.

Also, if you react to things people say on the field then your opponent knows they can get in your head and will usually use such things to beat you. Anyway, this is an example of idiots all around in my opinion. You have idiot racist bigots and crybaby players. People these days have no idea how to handle adversity.

This is one of those situations where it doesn't matter who wins...

they are all losers.


Brian Denu said the racial slurs and chants directed toward his girls soccer team last week — including “Donald Trump, build that wall!” — affected some players so deeply that they exited the contest.

“They came off the field and weren’t able to finish the game because they were too upset and distraught over what was happening to them,” Denu, head coach of the team at Wisconsin’s Beloit Memorial High School, told WISC-TV.
“One of the girls was cradled in the arms of one of our assistant coaches for a good 15 to 20 minutes,” he added to the station.

Denu told WISC that the taunts and chants came from a small group of students from Elkhorn High School where the Beloit squad — made up mostly of black and Latina girls — was playing a game Thursday night.

“Those are just words you’ll never be able to take back from those kids and an experience that you wish you could take back,” Denu added to WISC-TV. “It was really disturbing for them.”


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The chant was definitely uncalled for...

With that said, what kind of pansies are we raising nowadays? You are there to play a game. Your opponents will often say things to get under your skin to throw you off. I'm sure Jackie Robinson and all the other black athletes who broke the color barrier endured a helluva a lot more than "Build a wall!".

They should have took these chants as a challenge to win.

I grew up in the south. I'm black. I used to race bicycles. At one race, some kid had a confederate flag painted helmet. I remember my dad telling me to make sure I won. Not only was I supposed to win, but I was supposed to embarrass the kid in the process (as in win by as much as humanly possible). Show no mercy.


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posted on Apr, 12 2016 @ 02:41 PM
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Big difference in talking smack with your opponents in a game and an entire crowd yelling obscene and direct insults to the players. Trust me I played all sports growing up, I'm no stranger to trash talk.



posted on Apr, 12 2016 @ 02:44 PM
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a reply to: Metallicus

If it were me those chants would have been fuel to kick some ignorant ass.

It's just words. You can either cry about it or try to beat them at their own game.
edit on 12-4-2016 by rockintitz because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 12 2016 @ 02:45 PM
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Poor babies...mom wasn't there to wipe their eyes and chase the boogey man away...grow up! Take like a man...I mean girl. This is sports...trash talking was always there, always will be...you play to win...always.

Anyway...likely they were loosing the game...what was the score when their feelings got bumped?

Cheers



posted on Apr, 12 2016 @ 02:48 PM
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originally posted by: rockintitz
a reply to: Metallicus

If it were me those chants would have been fuel to kick some ignorant ass.

It's just words. You can either cry about it or try to beat them at their own game.


Exactly.

Kicking the other teams ass is the appropriate response not crying.

What is wrong with kids these days.

Both the chanters and the pansy players were being stupid.



posted on Apr, 12 2016 @ 02:50 PM
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originally posted by: amicktd
a reply to: Metallicus

What were they suppose to do, jump in the stands and start punching people in the faces. I would've walked out of there too. Maybe something was specifically done to that one girl, who knows but I definitely won't jump to the conclusion that she's a snowflake.


I would rather have my daughter kick butt on the field instead of the stands, but if she kicked one of these bigot's ass I wouldn't have been angry with her. If she cried like a little snowflake THEN I would have been angry.



posted on Apr, 12 2016 @ 02:53 PM
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Racialism in the crowd has been found a problem in professional soccer games in Europe (especially when a visiting team from another country includes black players), and EUFA has frequently rebuked it, even taken action.
If professional sportsmen find it objectionable, high school pupils can't be blamed for being upset.


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posted on Apr, 12 2016 @ 02:53 PM
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a reply to: Metallicus

Words hurt.

We need to have a waiting period for speech and a background check before anyone ever talks.

Group hug everyone!

(crying now)


(post by BlueJacket removed for political trolling and baiting)

posted on Apr, 12 2016 @ 02:57 PM
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originally posted by: Metallicus

originally posted by: amicktd
a reply to: Metallicus

What were they suppose to do, jump in the stands and start punching people in the faces. I would've walked out of there too. Maybe something was specifically done to that one girl, who knows but I definitely won't jump to the conclusion that she's a snowflake.


I would rather have my daughter kick butt on the field instead of the stands, but if she kicked one of these bigot's ass I wouldn't have been angry with her. If she cried like a little snowflake THEN I would have been angry.


Hey it's your daughter, I'm just trying to say I see nothing wrong with what these girls did either. They were subjected to racism and decided not to play the rest of the game. Sounds like they took the higher ground to me.



posted on Apr, 12 2016 @ 02:58 PM
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I recall playing football against East Side in Paterson (the same school as the Joe Clark movie) and they sang us a cute little ditty called, 'Whites, We Hate'.

I got over it.



posted on Apr, 12 2016 @ 02:59 PM
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Another question to all who think they were just being snowflakes. Do you think mental abuse and physical abuse are equal or one is more damaging to an individual?
edit on 12-4-2016 by amicktd because: (no reason given)




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