A Minnesota highschool the place followers reportedly displayed a re-elect Donald Trump flag throughout a latest basketball recreation has withdrawn from a Martin Luther King Jr. Day basketball invitational.
According to reports, some followers at Jordan High School, described as a “rural overwhelmingly white neighborhood,” displayed the flag when Roosevelt HS visited Jordan final week. Roosevelt’s coach says his crew is predominantly black, in accordance with the Chicago Tribune.
Jordan was reportedly scheduled for a matchup in opposition to Minneapolis Henry, however with the Martin Luther King Jr. Day basketball invitational being held at Roosevelt, they’ve since determined to not take part.
The Tribune reports that Henry coach Jamil Jackson says organizers of the invitational have been informed Jordan “feared one thing would possibly occur to the gamers in the event that they got here to Roosevelt to play.”
Although, Jordan Superintendent Matthew Helgerson says, “Fear was not our motive.” Helgerson informed the Minneapolis Star Tribune in an e mail that the crew didn’t need its presence on the occasion “to detract from the athletes.”