Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Football Coach Fired for Postgame Watermelon Smashing

((ht: postandcourier.com))

A Charleston, South Carolina area football coach was fired Tuesday morning after what the County School district termed "inappropriate post game celebrations".

Bud Walpole, the now former coach at Academic Magnet school is alleged to have led a celebration that involved smashing watermelons which the players then picked up and ate. Someone apparently complained to the Charleston County School District.

Read the entire story from the Charleston Post and Courier RIGHT HERE

Magnet, located in North Charleston is 6-2 this season. According to reports, the school, which had been one of the worst football teams in the area, began the celebrations after winning their 1st game this season. They won their first 6 of the season.

WCSC-TV in Charleston reports that the complaint came after a parent from a team beaten by the Raptors complained saying the players were making monkey sounds while eating the Watermelon. The inference being that there were racial undertones.

Read the WCSC story RIGHT HERE

The Raptors have lost both games that happened since the investigation began.

Here is some video of the team in action:

Scott Eisberg over at News4 breaks down the firing
((HT: ABCNews4))
WCIV-TV | ABC News 4 - Charleston News, Sports, Weather

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