When fans wear KKK-style hoods to a sporting event, people are going to notice. Three fans wore KKK-style hoods and white robes to a Friday (Feb. 22) hockey game in North Dakota. According to a report from Saturday (Feb. 23), an investigation has started to try to figure out exactly why this took place.
Shane Schuster was credited with taking a photo of the Red River High School student section, capturing an image of three people in what appeared to be KKK hoods. He would later upload that photo to Twitter and immediately it created a buzz on the internet. When speaking about what he had seen, Schuster stated that the hoods were on for about 10 to 20 minutes and that he was shocked that this had taken place.
The incident has already been confirmed with arena and tournament security staff and administrators at Red River High School have been notified. Mark Rerick, the Grand Forks Public Schools' athletics director, stated in a release that, "To the best of my knowledge, the students have been identified by the Red River administrators who are continuing their investigation."
The fans that decided to wear these KKK-style hoods certainly created a lot of outrage on Twitter, especially because the student section was taking part in a "white out" that night. Everyone was told to wear white in support of the team, but three students might have taken it too far. As this news goes national, there will likely be even more people frustrated with the actions of these three "fans."
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