Imagine showing up to your child’s football game and seeing a “Trump” banner hanging from the other team’s side. That’s what Scottlandville High Magnets students and supporters experienced tonight at their game against Denham Springs High School in Denham Springs, LA (right outside of Baton Rouge).
Spectators say that the banner was hanging when they arrived and they noticed the Denham Springs students were dressed in red, white, and blue, unlike their official school colors of purple and gold.
“Here’s my thing. This is the United States, which means we all have the right to support whatever candidate. However as an institution of higher learning, the adult advisors should have required the opinions of both sides to be represented. There’s no way my child would continue to attend a school that allows this, because we all know what a Trump sign REALLY represents,” says Sharnell Williams who was attending the game.
As if the banner was not taunting enough, spectators said they could see the Trump supporters beating someone dressed as a banana and racial slurs on other signs suggesting we “go back to the way we were”.
A quick search revealed over 85% of Denham Springs residents are registered as Republicans.
We had no way to reach any officials for either school during the game.
Photos submitted by Williams too.