A group of basketball players from Wisconsin were praised by classmates for defending a bullied cheerleader with down syndrome during a recent game.
According to Bleacher Report, the teens were playing at Lincoln Middle School on Monday when they noticed Desiree Andrews being teased during her routine. Quickly taking action, the teens walked off the court to calmly tell the bullies to stop. Miles Rodriguez, Scooter Terrien, and Chase Vazquez say they believe no one should be teased, no matter who they are.
Since walking off the court to defend Andrews, the cheerleader says she’s become friends with the guys. The team also thought of a new name for the gym–D’s House.
“It’s not fair when other people get treated wrong because we’re all the same. We’re all created the same. God made us the same way,” said Scooter Terrien, Lincoln Middle School basketball player. “When I heard they were talking about her like, it kind of like made me mad,” said Miles Rodriguez, Lincoln Middle School basketball player.
Sprite Hosts Celebrity Basketball Game With Chris Brown, Justin Bieber, The Game & More
1. Breezy and Floyd Mayweather face off
1 of 10
2. Justin Bieber gets some hang time
2 of 10
3. Justin Bieber and Breezy face off
3 of 10
4. Bobby V gets some air while taking on The Game
4 of 10
5. Coach Dolvett for the win!
5 of 10
6. Snoop goes for the lay up
6 of 10
7. Snoop and Bobby V. take on the game
7 of 10
8. Justin Bieber gets some hang time
8 of 10
9. The Game looks at Snoop as competition!
9 of 10
10. Floyd Mayweather and Justin Bieber chop it up on the sidelines
10 of 10
A Little Positivity: Basketball Players Defend Bullied Cheerleader With Down Syndrome was originally published on globalgrind.com