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Derogatory term aimed at Hispanic population

Discipline coming for slurs at BH-BL vs. Amsterdam game

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Disciplinary action will be taken against the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School students who chanted a racial slur at Saturday’s homecoming game against Amsterdam High School, according to athletic director Robert McGuire. During the last few minutes of the fourth quarter of the game, student spectators chanted “Amster-ico,” a derogatory term aimed at the city’s large Hispanic population. BH-BL coach Matt Shell announced over the stadium’s loudspeaker that the game would be canceled if the ...


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JIMOCONNOR
October 14, 2013
9:32 a.m.

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Make entire BH-BL high school complete some form of sportsmanship exercise. Or, make BH-BL teams compete with no spectators at home games.

irene58
October 14, 2013
9:57 a.m.

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Why would you punish the sports teams - they did nothing. Why punish the entire school? Punish the offenders, end of story.

cidbil
October 14, 2013
11:31 a.m.

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They should not only forfeit the game, but be barred from any Sectional playoffs........punish the entire school district for breeding a class of idiots!!!

schdypete
October 14, 2013
12:02 p.m.

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hahaha thats funny

robbump
October 14, 2013
2:11 p.m.

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Community service? In poor neighborhoods?

cidbil
October 14, 2013
3:51 p.m.

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How about they have to attend classes at Amsterdam for a week...:)

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