Catholic school condemns fans for anti-semitic chants at a basketball match

The school has since released a statement to apologise for the behaviour of their supporters

BY Sinéad Farrell 12:46 Sunday 13 March 2016, 12:46 13 Mar 2016

Matt Slocum / AP/Press Association Images

A Catholic High school in America has condemned some of their supporters for anti-semitic chants they sang during a game against a rival school which had Jewish students.

The fans were heard to have sang 'You killed Jesus, you killed Jesus' in response to chants from the opposition school who sang 'Sausage fest.'

Catholic Memorial in Boston, beat Newton North 77-73 in a division title game on Friday and the latter contains a large proportion of Jewish born students.

In relation to the religious based chants, Catholic Memorial released a statement to apologise to the Jewish students from Newton North.

''Catholic Memorial School is deeply disturbed by the behavior of a group of student spectators who made an unacceptable chant Friday night while playing Newton North high school.”

“CM faculty and staff acted immediately to stop the behavior. Administrators from both schools and representatives from the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association discussed the incident. At the conclusion of the game, CM students were reprimanded and each student personally apologized to the principal of Newton North high school and shook his hand before leaving the arena.

“We have been the subject of hurtful chants as well, and we will work diligently within our own community and with other schools to end this abhorrent behavior. Catholic memorial school believes deeply that intolerance, of any kind, is unacceptable. We apologize for the actions of our students and we will continue to strenuously address this issue within our community.

 

 
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