In what appears to be yet another hate crime hoax, it was reported today that the mother of a football player who was allegedly the target of racism by his teammates likely spraypainted her own house with a racial slur.
Andrea Brazier, the mother of Isaac Phillips, a former player on Lunenburg High School's freshman team, is being investigated as officials claim she "made false statements and then asked them [the FBI] to stop the investigation."
According to wcvb today,
"Police took a bag of evidence out of the home where 'Knights Don't Need (N-Words)' was spray-painted on the family's home."
As reported yesterday by the Examiner, the town went bonkers after the incident, which prompted the cancellation of football games for the rest of the season and a candlelight vigil for the "victim."
The high school, the local police, the district attorney, and the FBI were all involved.
The "hate crime" occurred after the football team was also targeted for making racial slurs against another team.
A local Fox Affiliate reported that
"The referee questioned the Lunenburg player [accused of making the racial slur], and believed that he did not make the remark."
But the school insists that racial slurs were indeed made on two separate occasions.
The perpetrators in that case are still unknown, but that did not stop the athletic director at Lunenburg High School, Peter McCauliff, from giving a personal apology to the players at Worcester South.
According to the search warrant, "two cans of spray paint and ammunition were found in [the] home."
As observed at the Examiner yesterday,
"While the hateful graffiti scrawled on someone's house is disgusting and should be taken seriously; does it warrant cancelling the football season, particularly when the perpetrator(s) are yet to be found?"
Even if it turns out that Andrea Brazier did not commit the self imposed "hate crime," investigators have exonerated the football team, who were the victims of a witch-hunt by the school administrators. The players are owed an apology for what appears to have been a knee-jerk reaction in cancelling the football season.