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The struggle with Trump-era racism is too real. One man couldn’t believe the words that he saw written on a youth basketball team’s jerseys during a recent game in Batavia, Ohio. He took photos that captured players with uniforms that read “Coon” and “Knee Grow,” a hateful play on the word “Negro.”

“I couldn’t have made this up and had anyone, believe me, I couldn’t have,” Tony Rue, a parent who attended the game at the West Clermont Middle School in the Ohio village just outside of Cincinnati on Sunday afternoon, said to WCPO. “You’re talking eight, nine layers of people and adults seeing these jerseys and thinking it’s just a joke.”

A joke, really? Well, this “joke” has cost the whole team the rest of their season. Players, who are part of the independent recreational Cincinnati Premier Youth Basketball League not affiliated with the Batavia school district, are now riding the bench.

But racial slurs are not the team’s only problem: the group’s sexually suggestive name, “Wet Dream Team” has also pissed people off.

The Cincinnati NAACP is fighting the hate. Members are investigating and want to sit down with the league, Joe Mallory, vice president of the local NAACP branch, said.

Community members hope to find out why the racist and sexist jerseys weren’t reported earlier, WKYC reported. The jerseys went unreported for the first three games of the season, with the team having worn them during a December 17 match-up. Jason DiTullio, the coach of the opposing team that played the disgraced players in December, said he took pictures and told referees about the uniforms. However, he neglected to tell a representative of the  Cincinnati Premier Youth Basketball League at the time.

The players wearing the offensive jerseys laughed in DiTullio’s face when he told them the uniforms were racist, he said.

Officials from the recreational league issued a lame apology on behalf of the disgraced team’s coach, Walt Gill on Monday. It’s time for another shake our heads moment.

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(Source:WCPO, WKYC )

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Ohio Basketball Team Thinks Their Racist ‘Coon’ Jerseys Are Funny was originally published on newsone.com

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8 thoughts on “Ohio Basketball Team Thinks Their Racist ‘Coon’ Jerseys Are Funny

  1. AHHAHAAHH I love it. Look how the insensitive blacks cry racism at any instance. Yet to them it is perfectly acceptable for rap lyrics to have racist and violent anti-white lyrics. Just listen to Ice Cube Cave B—tch and see what I am talking about. Absolutely not one of them has anything to say bad about that. Not one has anything to say about the disabled white kid that was tortured and called racial slurs? Why you say? Because they like and support it. 100 percent true. They make all black beauty pageants, all black everything and then cry and think they should be 90 percent of every single white company, cry when they don’t win movie awards because their movies suck and then want special privileges at every opportunity. Let’s not even talk about how they support the nation of islam who believe white people are devils and then they have the nerve to say they aren’t racist. Clearly the most ignorant on the planet`

  2. The level of ignorance and stupidity in today’s society is mind blowing. The fact that these knuckle dragging neanderthals were able to even get someone to print that mess on the back of a jersey is just terrifying. Everyone involved, including the parents, the people who printed them and the shit stains wearing them should have their names published. For obvious reasons. And they would deserve every bit of what they get.

    • Passing Through!! on said:

      WELL SAID, I never understand why people think stuff like this is funny and won’t offend someone. Sometimes I wonder if they do it on purpose or are they that stupid.

      • specialt757 on said:

        What did I say the other day? White folks are stupid, especially their men. They might not all be dumb, they do have the ability to learn, but they choose to just be stupid. I know possibly one or two on the whole planet that are not stupid, there is always exceptions to the rule lol.

  3. No surprise.
    Parts of Ohio are KLAN country.
    These RACIST turds with these jersey’s must be members of the Ohio branch of the KKK!!!!!!!!!!!

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