The Madison County football team were jubilant after beating rival William Monroe 26-24 last Friday night for their first victory in nearly two years.
Now, a few days later, that jubilation has turned into disappointment and regret.
After the Mountaineers’ victory over the Greene Dragons, a video was posted to Snapchat in which many of the team’s players sang a rap song that included the use of the N word on multiple occasions.
After the video went viral over the weekend, Madison County Public Schools released a statement via its Facebook page on Monday night announcing that varsity and junior teams would forgo this week’s games – the Bull Run game. University District in Page County on Friday and the JV Out-of-District JV competition in Warren County on Wednesday, due to what he considered “unsportsmanlike conduct.”
The statement reads, in part:
“Our MCHS football program will use this week to restore the program to one who practices, plays, wins and loses with respect and dignity at all times. We believe it is important to foster these ideals in order to progress with a successful season to our mountaineers Thank you to the Madison community for supporting our student-athletes at this time and for partnering with us to create good sportsmanship in all activities and between all interactions with and with opposing teams. others.”