Mass. High School Cancels Football Season over Racist Grafitti

Found spray-painted on a player's home


A Massachusetts high school football team has forfeited the remainder of the season, including the traditional Thanksgiving Day game, after racist graffiti was found spray-painted on a young player's home.  

Lunenburg Public Schools Superintendent Loxi Jo Calmes announced Monday the high school has canceled the rest of the season and that an investigation is underway into alleged racist slurs by Lunenburg players directed at Worcester South High football players earlier this season. 

Someone painted racist graffiti including the N-word last week on the home of a 13-year-old student who plays on Lunenburg High School's freshman and junior varsity football teams. His father is black and his mother is white.