Sims: I’ll donate $1k to the first Alabama HS whose football team runs through this banner
Yellowhammer News CEO Cliff Sims on Tuesday offered to donate $1,000 to the first Alabama high school to allow their football team to run through a pre-game, breakaway banner that says, “Hillary would delete this banner if she could!”
The offer was in response to the uproar over Briarwood Christian School’s Trump-related breakaway banner this past weekend.
Prior to their game against Fairfield High School, Briarwood’s team ran through a banner that said, “Make America Great Again. Trump the Tigers!”
The banner elicited outrage from some fans at the game, as well as local media.
“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.
Another attendee added on Facebook that “this should not be going down this close to me,” apparently referring to the banner’s mention of Trump.
“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, insinuating that the banner may have been meant as an attack on African-Americans.
Briarwood quickly issued an apology for the banner and asked for forgiveness from anyone who may have been offended.
“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.”
On Tuesday’s episode of Yellowhammer Radio, Cliff Sims addressed what he described as “faux outrage.”
“This whole thing makes me inclined to offer suggestions for future banners,” Sims laughed, sparking a series of suggestions from co-host Scott Beason, producer “Encyclopedia Jeff” and callers.
Encyclopedia Jeff suggested, “Let’s go Bucs! We ain’t in no ways tired,” recalling Mrs. Clinton’s 2007 visit to Alabama, during which she was mocked for reciting a hymn with a thick accent, saying, “I don’t feel no ways tired.”
Beason suggested, “I don’t recall who we’re playing, but I hope we win,” referencing the 40 times Mrs. Clinton told the FBI she couldn’t remember something. “Plead the 5th on 1st down,” Jeff added.
“What if a school starts calling their fans the Bleacher Bits,” he continued, alluding to BleachBit, the tool a Clinton staffer used to wipe her email server clean.
A caller concluded the brainstorming session by suggesting a banner reading, “At this point, what difference does it make,” referencing Mrs. Clinton’s response to intense congressional questioning about the 2012 attack in Benghazi.
“It is absolutely ridiculous that people are up in arms about this,” Sims said about the Briarwood Christian banner. “You would have thought that they assaulted the other team before the game, that they were hitting them in the knees with baseball bats as they walked out of the locker room.”
In conclusion, Sims said he was willing to incentivize schools to not back down to the “PC Police.”
“I will donate $1,000 to the first high school — whoever’s in charge of the banner, if it’s the cheerleading squad, the band program, whoever it is — if you’re high school creates a banner that says, ‘Hillary would delete this banner if she could,’ and the football team runs through it, I will donate $1,000 to your cause.”
Sims said the first school to send photographic evidence of the banner and the football team running through it will receive the donation.
Additionally, the Yellowhammer team created a template that high schools can use to design their banner.
The template shows an email marked “TOP SECRET//SI//TK//NOFORN,” the classifications the Inspector General assessed the emails on Mrs. Clinton’s private server to contain. The template can be viewed below and downloaded here.