Well, well, well. Apparently someone asked the race question, or one of the suspended football players just made the accusation out of the clear blue sky. Last Friday, two defensive backs playing football for San Antonio John Jay High School blindsided a referee who allegedly made a few calls which did not help the Jay team. Jay lost the game. Today the victim referee stands accused of racism.
What a surprise.
You can read my original commentary on the situation by clicking here. (BTW, YouTube scrubbed the video of the incident and the accompanying ESPN commentary which I posted. Another surprise. So, I’ve posted a different clip – above – from the ABC San Antonio site.)
The two football players have been suspended, both from the John Jay team and from school, while the cops and school district conduct an in-depth investigation. Now a John Jay assistant coach is also suspended with pay for allegedly suggesting during the game that the referee in question should be made to “pay for” the harm his bad officiating was inflicting on the John Jay team.
SAN ANTONIO, TX —
Two Texas football players accused of intentionally ramming into a referee during a high school game allege the referee directed racial slurs at them, school district officials said Tuesday.
The district, which previously suspended the two players, has placed an assistant coach on paid leave while it investigates allegations that he suggested there should be retaliation against the referee for missed calls, Northside Independent School District Superintendent Brian T. Woods said at a news conference…
…Northside school district officials said that during the game, the suspended players “were feeling lots of frustration by what they perceived to be missed or wrong calls by the refs.” The players also alleged the referee directed racial slurs at them.
The students allege that assistant coach Mack Breed, 29, said “that guy needs to pay for cheating us” or words to that effect, according to the district.
“The alleged comments by the coach are in no way a reflection of the John Jay coaching staff whatsoever. If that did happen, he let the emotions get the best of him,” said Northside school district athletic director Stan Laing…
I’m not too optimistic that the facts will carry the day in this story, whatever the facts may be. As soon as allegations of “racism” are made, reason and truth are soon thrown out the window into the trash bin, justifying violence and acts of criminal behavior.
But, we shall see how this progresses. I will not be at all surprised to see the entry of some left-wing political activist organizations (such as La Raza) into the fray – to hurl additional broader accusations, thereby obfuscating the truth. If enough incendiary racial material is poured onto the flames, eventually it will be literally impossible to discern truth from lies.
By the way, the literal Spanish to English translation of La Raza is The Race.
I wonder if officials at The White House are keeping an eye on this one for possible further exploitation in dividing Americans along racial lines.
After all, there is much more than bad sportsmanship during a high school football game at stake. There’s an entire nation to be torn apart here.
Somewhere Karl Marx is smiling.