Alabama team’s ‘Trump the Tigers’ pre-game banner causes critics to run to their Safe Space
Briarwood Christian School had no idea it was going to send dozens of people running to their Safe Spaces on Friday when it dared to make a tongue-in-cheek reference to Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump prior to its football team’s game against Fairfield High School.
But that’s exactly what happened when some observers realized the banner cheerleaders had designed for the team to run through prior to the game said “Make America Great Again. Trump the Tigers!”
“It’s ridiculous. To me, it’s an insult because I don’t like Trump and Trump doesn’t like my people either,” Fairfield student Nicole Cabrera told WBRC, presumably from a local emergency room where she was recovering from the trauma.
Another attendee breathlessly added on Facebook that “this should not be going down this close to me,” apparently referring to someone having the audacity to write “Trump” on a piece of paper in her presence.
“Official school position?” Asked another attendee on Twitter.
Why yes, I would imagine it was Briarwood’s official school position that they would like to beat — or “Trump” — their opponent on the football field.
“Briarwood Christian Schools Superintendent Barrett Mosbecker did not say who authorized the sign or why it was used during a game against an opponent with a predominantly African American student body,” one al.com reporter wrote, as if the Trump reference may have actually been meant as an attack on African-Americans.
Of course, the thought of being caught in the crosshairs of the PC police was enough to get Briarwood to issue a desperate plea for forgiveness:
“Briarwood Christian School desires to publicly apologize for any understandable offense caused by the sign used during a recent football game,” the school told al.com in an email. “The message of the sign did not represent the school’s deep commitment to biblical principles and values, nor did it reflect our commitment to honoring and respecting our guests. Our existing policies were not followed effectively and appropriate measures will be taken to correct this. Above all we desire to seek forgiveness of any who were offended.”
I don’t know who won the game, but everyone involved has lost their minds.
The whole thing makes me inclined to offer a cash donation to the first team to hold up a pre-game banner that says, “Hillary would delete this banner if she could.”