Updated: Dec 10, 2022
A video of a teenager using a racial slur in reference to one of the Lafayette Christian Academy football players is sparking outrage.
Viewer discretion is advised. Video contains what some may consider inappropriate and racist remarks.
The video shows the teen referring to the player using the 'N Word,' more specifically - to "smash the N***** on the head."
St. Thomas More defeated Lafayette Christian Academy in the state championship game at the Caesars's Superdome in New Orleans on Friday, earning STM the State Title - after what some are calling the "wildest" fourth quarter comeback of all time. The outcome of the game has caused many STM and LCA fans to take to social media, but that video has seemingly gained the most attention.
Many STM students, parents, and alumni and LCA students, parents, and alumni are denouncing the video, considering it inappropriate and racist. One person on Facebook made a statement, stating that the video wasn't as shocking to him:
"LCA vs. STM‼️ One of the greatest high school games I have ever seen especially being from Lafayette! Both of these teams played their heart out and didn’t stop until it was over. Proud of both teams because every year they continue to put on a show for the state of Louisiana, and show everyone what Lafayette Parish Highschool Football is all about! They also showed very good sportsmanship throughout the game (I’m sure they were some words exchanged throughout the game😂) and displayed great examples of young men and not boys. This truly was a game to remember! Now my reason for this post is not to blast this kid all over social media so I will not post the video or show names but I am sure it will be out very soon to many people. My reason for this post was to show how powerful social media is in a good way and bad way. After one of STM wide receivers made a wonderful catch over two of LCA defensive backs STM went wild as they should have, but what really bothered me was that this one group of STM fans/students decided to make a video using a racial slur in it and post it on social media! When I saw this video I was not shocked at the fact of the racial slur I was shocked at the fact that they posted it on social media and were completely fine with it. I understand people will trash talk and words will come out of people’s mouth but in absolutely no circumstances should you put something like this on social media especially after coming out with a victory, the disrespect in this video was not just towards LCA but African Americans. I am not the one to ever egg on something but this I could not just let sit without saying something about it, because they were ok to post it on social media so I felt I should be ok to say something about it on social media. I really hope the best for this group of friends and hope they come to God and see the bigger picture in the world."
The LCA coaches have since made a statement regarding the incident: https://www.evennews.net/news/lca-coaches-pledge-forgiveness-to-teen-after-using-a-racial-slur-towards-a-football-player