High School Apologizes for 'Hitler' Football Play

Conn. team ran onto field yelling 'Hitler' with their fingers over their top lips
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 15, 2016 12:45 PM CDT
High School Apologizes for 'Hitler' Football Play

The headmaster of a Connecticut high school has apologized after its football team named one of its plays "Hitler." The AP reports Chris Winters, of Greenwich High School, issued the apology Friday. He called the designation offensive and said the practice has been stopped. A Trumbull mother tells the Connecticut Post her son's freshman football team was playing Greenwich on Thursday when the players charged onto the field shouting "Hitler." Debbie Levison said the signal for the play was an index finger laid across the upper lip.

The football team and coaches met with the Connecticut Anti-Defamation League to make sure they understand why it was offensive. The group's executive director told the newspaper he did not see intent to intimidate or anti-Semitism. He called it a teaching moment. (More Hitler stories.)

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