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Ohio Basketball Team Banned From League For Offensive “Knee Grow” and “Coon” Jerseys


An Ohio basketball team has been banned from their recreational league after showing up in offensive basketball jerseys.

 

According to NY Daily News, the boy’s basketball team sported jerseys that read, “Wet Dream Team” on the front and racial slurs on the back.

 

An offended parent took photos of the offensive jerseys and posted them on Facebook, sparking the interest of several media outlets. Tony Rue told reporters that the two teams were comprised of children from West Clermont High School and Kings High. However, the schools were not affiliated with the recreational league, outside of renting out space, the publication reports.
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“You’re talking eight, nine layers of people and adults seeing these jerseys and thinking it’s just a joke,” Rue said. In the photos that circulated on the Internet, one player’s jersey read, “Knee Grow,” while another said “Coon.”
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Amid complaints of the offensive jersey, a spokesperson for the Kings division of the Cincinnati Premier Youth Basketball League announced the team’s banishment and called the game. The team’s coach also apologized for the team’s offense but said they offered to change.
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“We sincerely apologize to anyone that was offended by the jerseys. We offered to cover them up or change, however, the league saw fit to remove us and we have accepted that decision,” the coach said.
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2 comments

  1. Im happy they are banned freaking bigots 😠

  2. This coach should not be allowed to ever coach again. He could not have coached or taught my child a damn thing.

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