Sign at Ohio high school football game stirs up controversy, has people crying racism

You mad bro?

youmadbroIt’s a term that is used to “make a raging person rage even more by asking the most ironic question”.

Totally racist?  Please.

Ohio high school teams Kirtland and Painesville Harvey played each other last Friday night and after Kirtland took care of business on the field, some of their parents and students held up a big sign reading “You Mad Bro”.  Clearly, the fans intent was to further rub the noses of the opposition in the dirt, but because you can’t do anything any more without getting sued, arrested or called a racist, people are in an uproar.

One person in particular would be Roderick Coffee, the president of the Lake County chapter of the NAACP who was present and saw the sign being displayed.

“At the conclusion of the game, some of their students and parents put up a sign that we believe was racial intimidation, ethnic intimidation.”

That has to be the biggest load of shit I have ever heard.  Are you telling me when I refer to one of my friends as my “bro” I am spitting a racial slur?  OF COURSE I’M NOT, but that is exactly what these sore losers are trying to say.  You got worked on the field and now you crying because they are making fun of you for it…That’s not racism, that is called being cocky.  Win a game and maybe your team can do the same.

At the end of the newscast below, the reporter makes mention that the team had put the banner up the week before after winning.  To me, that says the students and the football team have adopted the “You Mad Bro” sign as a way of celebrating a win and use it as such to create more of a camaraderie between the student body and the football team.

Oh ya, what about the team that had the banner put up on them last week?  Maybe they aren’t as sore of losers…or maybe Roderick wasn’t in attendance for that game.

Bets on how long it takes Al Sharpton to start bitching about this?

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