High School Students Chant "We Want Slurpees" At Indian Basketball Player

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A group of students chanted "We want Slurpees" while a player of Indian descent shot free throws at a high school basketball game last Friday.

During the game between Brighton (N.Y.) and Pittsford Sutherland (N.Y.), students in the Pittsford school-sanctioned fan club started the taunt directed at one of Brighton's players—who was brown, because haha, get it, 7-Eleven—before the student leading the chant was promptly removed from the game. A video of it was uploaded onto YouTube before it was shortly taken down, but the clip was featured in a report by WROC 8.

School superintendents Kevin McGowan (Brighton) and Mike Pero (Pittsford Sutherland) released a joint statement regarding the incident:

We were very disappointed to learn of this incident. We have been working with our colleagues in both districts throughout the weekend to address intolerant and unacceptable fan behavior. That work continues today. The students involved took full responsibility for their behavior, and attempts are being made to right this wrong between the students and to address the long- term learning that can arise from the disappointing behaviors of a few.


The students responsible may face further discipline. The Brighton student targeted declined to comment.

[WROC 8]