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Racially insensitive video ends school's football season

Published:Sunday | October 22, 2017 | 12:13 AM

 

SHORT PUMP, Va. (AP):

 A middle school football team in Virginia has forfeited the remainder of its season after players made a racially insensitive video.

WWBT-TV reports that the video shows football players simulating sex acts on their black peers. The images are overlaid with racially charged language. The video was posted on Snapchat, a phone-based social media app.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports the team at Short Pump Middle School outside Richmond had three games left in the season.

The students will continue to meet for practise and participate in mandatory discussions over racial intolerance, ethics and accountability.