The Chagrin Valley Conference, in coordination with Beachwood and Brooklyn school districts, released a statement following an incident that occurred during a football game between the two schools on Sept. 22.
During the game, an anti-semitic slur was used by the Brooklyn offense to identify blitzing players from the Beachwood defense.
After Beachwood administrators conferred with the officials, Brooklyn’s coach agreed to change the play call for the second half, and the game continued.
“Beachwood City Schools, Brooklyn City Schools, and the Chagrin Valley Conference are jointly committed to fostering an environment of respectful competition among our student-athletes and adhering to the highest standards of sportsmanship,” the statement read. “After the events of September 22, our two districts and the Chagrin Valley Conference have been in frequent communication. We will remain in touch, work together, and subsequently transform this negative situation into a positive one for the thousands of student-athletes who compete in the Chagrin Valley Conference, a league in which participating members agreed upon a set of sportsmanship standards several years ago.”
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Click here for the Chagrin Valley Conference sportsmanship standards.