If you thought holding signs with bible quotes before football games is offensive, take a look at this:
From All Alabama:
McAdory High School has issued a public apology for a “Trail of Tears” banner that was held up during a weekend football game versus the Pinson Valley Indians.
The sign, which originally began making the internet rounds through a Tumblr blog post, reads:
“Hey Indians, get ready to leave in a Trail of Tears Round 2”
I can just about imagine the thought process behind this. When I was in highschool, a bunch of kids in a athletic team led by a teacher named Roberts decided it would be a great idea to call themselves “Robert’s Reich.” The inability to attach consequence to action is pretty much the definition of being a teenager. And there’s just something about competitive sports that brings out the worst.
Fortunately the school administration sees the problem correctly:
On the McAdory High School website, Principal Tod Humphries said he accepts “full responsibility that arrangements were not made to have the signs pre-approved before the ballgame.”
The person who is usually in charge of approving such signs, he said, is currently out on maternity leave.