Districts address racial remarks at Union-Fruitport game

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The leaders of Grand Rapids Public Schools and Fruitport Community Schools say they will be closely monitoring future matchups after football players reported racially-insensitive comments during the game between Union and Fruitport high schools.

The investigation began after the father of a Union High School football player vented about the Sept. 20 game on Facebook. In his post, Rodney McFall wrote the Fruitport players were, “saying our kids should go back to the plantation where they came from.”

McFall said the team tolerated the comments for a while before “they started responding” and the game got very physical.

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