In a shocking photo uploaded to Twitter, a photo from a high school hockey game showed a shot where three fans wear KKK hoods in the stands. According to Fox News on Feb. 23, the person who uploaded the photo said he couldn't believe what he was seeing and snapped the picture, which can be seen as a form of hate speech and bullying at the event.
The game was a state hockey semifinal game in North Dakota and the three individuals wearing the KKK hoods and robes were seated in the Red River High School student section. Shane Schuster, the 19-year-old who snapped the photo said he was shocked and that the robes and hoods remained on the individuals for about 10 or 20 minutes.
The Grand Forks Public School athletic director spoke to the security staff at the event after learning about the photo being made public. He said that the Red River High administration launched an investigation and have determined the identities of the students who wore the outfits. The rival team in the game, Davies High School, is named after a federal judge who integrated the schools in Little Rock, Ark., making the hoods and robes take on new meaning.
If the fans wore KKK hoods as a manner of speaking out against the namesake of the rival school, that can be categorized as hate speech, the worst form of bullying.