Wrestling Coach Banned from School After Calling Two Men "Thugs" for Beating a Special Needs Student
Consider the following: Two 18-year-old high school football players, both over six feet tall and weighing 220 pounds each just finished practice when they decided to pick on one of their younger teammates, a 16-year-old special needs student.
Without warning or provocation, one of the men sprints for ten feet and delivers a flying kick to the student's neck and back with both feet, sending him crashing to the ground face-first. The other man then seizes the special needs student, punching and kneeing him in the stomach before fleeing with his companion.
If you would consider these men thugs, you'd be absolutely correct. You'd also be labeled a racist by the left for doing so.
At the Ringgold High School in Pennsylvania, the story you just read is exactly what happened last month. When cellphone footage of the despicable attack was posted on facebook, volunteer wrestling coach Doug Conroy condemned the violent act, calling the cowardly men 'thugs' in a comment.
Conroy was promptly labeled a racist by the attackers' families and school administrators, then banned from coaching.
Both of the men, Dezmier Majors and Tyrese Youngblood, were arrested after the attack and await a preliminary court hearing later next week, where they will face assault charges.
Following the attack, the victim, Roderick Wilson Jr., told no one about his beating amidst warnings from other team members not to "snitch." His father described him as "afraid" and called the attack on his son "a travesty."
Leftist school administrators quickly sprang into action, refusing to release school surveillance video of the beating and commented only that "The Ringgold police and the administration immediately investigated this matter and filed the appropriate criminal charges."
The Blaze gives us a breakdown of Coach Conroy's experience:
- Conroy told KDKA-TV he also said as part of his Facebook comments that the males who carried out the attack “deserve what punishment was coming their way.”
- Conroy added to the station that a “woman who claims to be the aunt of the man I was speaking of said I had come up with a creative way to call her nephew the N-word.”
- “I’ve been labeled a racist and a homophobe, all from the word ‘thug,’” Conroy told WPXI-TV.
- “I have coached for six years young athletes — every race, religion, creed, social background — and never once have I been accused of anything like that,” he added to WPXI.
- “The fact that someone took what I said out of context, viewed it as offensive and tied a color to it is ridiculous to me,” Conroy also told WPXI.
- “I feel the district may have come to a knee-jerk conclusion regarding this matter and sent that letter hastily,” he added to the Observer-Reporter.
- He told KDKA that the district’s decision came without a board meeting or hearing, and that it ends up being a “punishment” for the 60 kids in the wrestling club.
- But he added to the Observer-Reporter that he “will in no way jeopardize a program that serves the youth of our district. Until we resolve this issue, I am no longer a coach or board member.”
- Conroy added to KDKA, however, that he has support from the community through a letter-writing campaign to the superintendent and phone calls to the district.
- The paper said Conroy plans to speak to the school board at its next meeting, which is Oct. 25.
Justice and reality are no longer priorities in a world where racial identity politics takes center stage. Thanks to the corruption of the left, people like Doug Conroy and Roderick Wilson Jr. will continue to suffer in the name of political correctness.
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