A 13-year-old Massachusetts football player awoke to find racist graffiti spray-painted on his house. That, coupled with allegations that players from Lunenburg High School made derogatory racial comments to players from Worcester South, caused a town to go bonkers.
The football games for the rest of the season were cancelled. The town held a vigil. The school itself, the local police, the District Attorney, and yes, even the FBI are all investigating.
But so far, they’ve come up empty.
Lunenburg police said on Monday that there is
“no conclusive evidence that anyone on the high school football team is linked to racist graffiti sprayed on the home of a player last month.”
The police said in part that they are “very confident that a conclusion will be forthcoming.”
On Nov 15, Isaac Phillips, a player on Lunenburg High School’s freshman team, nicknamed the “Blue Knights,” changed schools after racist graffiti was spray painted on his house. Isaac’s mom is white and his father is half-black.
There is nothing funny about defacing a person’s house with hateful graffiti. It should be investigated.
But is it necessary to call the Federal Government? Is it really necessary to cancel the football season? The coward(s) who tagged Phillips’ home are yet to be identified.
But it at least now known that the football players had nothing to do with it.