- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 22, 2016

An Alabama high school has apologized after its football team busted through a giant paper banner boasting Donald Trump’s campaign slogan before Friday night’s game.

The Lions at Briarwood Christian School ran through the banner that read, “Make American Great Again, Trump the Tigers,” before winning 27-0 against the Fairfield Tigers, AL.com reported.

Students and parents expressed outrage that the banner was used during a game against a predominantly black school.

“No one has given (or) filed an official complaint, but I have heard from some of the parents who felt it was disrespectful and they were wondering the intent of the sign,” Fairfield City Schools Superintendent Walter Gonsoulin told AL.com Wednesday.

Briarwood football coach Fred Yancey said he didn’t know why the Trump slogan was used.

“I don’t do anything with banners or signs,” he said. “I don’t have any idea.”

Briarwood Christian Schools Superintendent Barrett Mosbecker apologized in a statement to AL.com this week after completing an internal investigation.

Briarwood Christian School desires to publicly apologize for any understandable offense caused by the sign used during a recent football game,” the statement read. “The message of the sign did not represent the school’s deep commitment to biblical principles and values, nor did it reflect our commitment to honoring and respecting our guests. Our existing policies were not followed effectively and appropriate measures will be taken to correct this. Above all we desire to seek forgiveness of any who were offended.”


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