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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

A predominantly black youth football team in Maryland was thrown out of its league and banned from the playoffs without being given a reason, reports Fox Baltimore. The Reisterstown Mustangs went undefeated in the Carroll County Youth Football and Cheer league, but after the season concluded, and before the playoffs, they were sent a letter saying they had been thrown out of the league and would not be allowed in the playoffs.

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"I believe it is the racial makeup of our program, because we don't look like other programs in the league and we are treated differently," said team president Marquita Melvin. "When you don't give us a reason, the only thing it has to do with the makeup of our organization, because our organization is predominantly black, from top to bottom."

Reisterstown Mustangs team president Melvin said the children had to endure being called racial slurs during their undefeated romp.

The league cited vague "behavioral concerns" and said the children would "risk the safety" of the majority white teams because "emotions tend to run high during playoffs."

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Who are the precious little snowflakes that demand to be protected from competition again. Sad.

#1 | Posted by bored at 2018-10-30 03:40 PM | Reply

Vague "behavioral concerns".

Ah yes, the vagueness.
I wonder if perhaps people are vague because specifics tend to lead to whines of racism.

Best just to turn this into a "while black" thing, instead of specifically calling out bad behavior.

#2 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2018-10-30 04:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Carroll County Youth Football and Cheer league"

It sounds like this is an organization that actually deserves to be no-platformed.

#3 | Posted by sentinel at 2018-10-30 04:24 PM | Reply

Melvin pointed out that a memo documenting 13 problems in the league only cited the Mustangs for one infraction, a late hit.
Meanwhile, the white teams have engaged in fighting and had their coaches tossed out by referees.

Well there you have it, they didn't fight. They were kicked out for being -------.

#4 | Posted by sunuvavitch at 2018-10-30 05:25 PM | Reply

#3 Hater.

#5 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-10-30 06:54 PM | Reply

They can't be racist, Hillary won that state. Maybe the teams look all the same.

#6 | Posted by patron at 2018-10-31 10:03 AM | Reply

Yankees are so racist.

#7 | Posted by jamesgelliott at 2018-10-31 02:04 PM | Reply

Yankees?

Maryland is south of the Mason-Dixon line.

#8 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-10-31 02:12 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

I looked at the website of the CCYFCL and it shows two winning teams, one undefeated, but there are multiple age groups.
The U10 and U11 appear to be the best of their teams.

Did they ban just one age group or their whole organization.

Looking at the undefeated team's stats...Wow! U11 214 points scored to 14. 9-0

Looking at other age brackets, there are teams that were blowing away the competition.

Can't find anything new on the story - but it seems the whole organization was banned, not just one team.
If it's one team - then definitely looks bad. There would really have to be a hard reason to justify it.
If it's all their teams - then the org did something or failed to do something.

More info is needed.

#9 | Posted by Petrous at 2018-10-31 03:58 PM | Reply

It's sad that the usual alt-right racists here see no problem with this.

#10 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2018-11-01 12:12 PM | Reply

How could this happen in such a blue state?

#11 | Posted by MSgt at 2018-11-01 01:51 PM | Reply

How could this happen in such a blue state?

#11 | POSTED BY MSGT AT 2018-11-01 01:51 PM

hy·poc·ri·sy

/həˈpäkrəsē/

noun

the practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one's own behavior does not conform; pretense.

#12 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-11-01 02:00 PM | Reply

This youth football team has a president?

WTF?

#13 | Posted by eberly at 2018-11-01 02:28 PM | Reply

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