“My focus was on the basketball game and my guys. I didn’t notice anything,” Wooten told the Star. “Our focus is on basketball and basketball only. Everything else is irrelevant.”


The Warrensburg School District followed up with its own Facebook post, denouncing the students' actions:

Members of our student body acted inappropriately and were insensitive toward our opponents. The Warrensburg R-VI School District does not condone these actions and apologizes to anyone who was offended by the actions of these students. We will do everything we can to keep incidents like this from happening again.


Warrensburg Superintendent Scott Patrick told the Star that the student section has a long-standing tradition of turning its backs during opposing teams' introductions, although he acknowledged that it was unsportsmanlike and not condoned by the administration.

“I think in this case, [the Trump sign] was really the difference in what took this from something that was unsportsmanlike to something that was insensitive, not necessary and inappropriate,” Patrick added.


Despite the frosty welcome, students at Center High went on to win the game 66-62, Fox notes.

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