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Posters of Trump Were Used to Taunt Primarily Hispanic High School Basketball Team

Screen Shot 2016-03-04 at 6.19.12 PMHigh schoolers in Indiana were the most recent to use the likeness and quotes of presidential candidate Donald Trump to taunt an opposing basketball team’s minority players, just days after students in Iowa did the same.

The students at the school held up a large poster of Trump’s face, chanting, “Build a wall! Build a wall!” in reference to Trump’s proposed Mexican border wall. According to The Washington Post, “You’re a racist!” was the response chant from the school with the large number of Hispanic players. Per The Star Telegram, the students of Bishop Noll also shouted back the Spanish phrase for, “Yes we can!” as students from Andrean High School continued to hold up signs.

One of the signs read “ESPN Deportes,” which is the name of the Spanish version of the sports network. “Deportes” means “sports.” It was a play on “deports,” which is what Trump has threatened to do to every undocumented immigrant in the country.

One student in attendance, Ashley Howard, had the foresight to take photos of the signs:

Tonight at the Bishop Noll vs. Andrean (both private catholic high schools) basketball game, the Andrean “super fan”…

Posted by Ashley Howard on Friday, February 26, 2016

Following her photos being distributed widely across social media, the principal of Andrean High School and the local Catholic Bishop both denounced the students’ behavior, vowing to look into the situation further.

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