Conn. High School Principal Apologizes After Students Chant ‘Trump’ at Opposing Team During Basketball Game


What is it with schoolchildren and chanting “Trump” nowadays at sports-team matches? I mean, aside from the obvious answer that they’re racist little punks. I’m really trying to understand here.


Anyway, today’s apologizer in chief is a principal of a Connecticut high school who is extending his regrets after students made “Trump” chants during a basketball game where black and Latino players were on the opposing team.

According to Fox News, officials said that seven or eight students from Canton High School chanted Trump’s name as players from the Classical Magnet School of Hartford, Conn., were trying to make foul shots during a playoff game Tuesday night.

Some spectators reported that the chants happened throughout the game and not just at the free-throw line. Some allegedly saw students holding up Trump signs, and one Classical student said that one chant claimed, “He’s our president.”

Honestly, the lot of them sound like broken records, much like the current president as he raves on about his election wins and crowd numbers. I never thought there could be such a thing as a sore winner, and yet here we are.

Anyway, Canton High School Principal Andrew DiPippo reached out to parents in a letter denouncing the chants.

“While students’ right to free speech and forming educated opinions about politics and current events is a cornerstone of our educational system, the exact point where political opinion converges with disrespect, discrimination or hate speech must be separated,” he wrote.


As Fox News notes, Canton is about 84 percent white, while more than 69 percent of students at Classical are either black or Latino.

Hartford Public Schools Acting Superintendent Leslie Torres-Rodriguez also condemned the students’ “unacceptable conduct,” adding that she looks forward to speaking to Canton Public Schools District officials about how to prevent these kinds of situations in the future, the Hartford Courant reports.


Canton Schools Superintendent Kevin Case said that a school investigation is being conducted into the incident, although he declined to comment on any possible disciplinary action that students might receive.

Read more at Fox News and the Hartford Courant.



It’s interesting that in 2017, the President’s name can now be used in lieu of curse words and racist derogatory remarks. I can’t imagine someone shouting “Buuuush!” or “Cliiinton!” or “Obaaaama!” at an opposing team, in any regard.