Alabama Cheerleading Coach Wears Ku Klux Klan T-Shirt To Practice, Controversy Ensues For Some Reason
Oh Alabama, what a tangled web you weave.
The North Alabama Youth Football & Cheerleading League caters to kids in Boaz, Alabama, and has a bunch of coaches on the cheerleading side: but two less right now. Because Brian McCracken, the assistant vice president of the cheer team and a coach, has resigned after being disciplined for wearing a Ku Klux Klan t-shirt to practice. What.
It read: "The Original Boyz in the Hood" -- and depicted a Klan member in robes. You know, referring to the movie. Yeah, not clever, but Brian may not be very bright. We know his friend isn't. He showed up with Brian wearing a "White Pride" t-shirt.
So a volunteer assistant coach, Kayleigh Tipton, complained about the shirts to the commissioner of the league, according to WAFF-TV. He responded by banning McCracken from wearing inappropriate shirts again.
Tipton was then fired by the league's vice president, Melynnda McCracken, who also happens to be Brian McCracken's wife. Real wrath-of-God punish the whistleblower stuff. But Tipton was a volunteer so whatever.
"I'm just disgusted because I feel like I didn't do anything wrong besides make a complaint that should have been kept private to begin with,” Tipton said. “I asked why and she could not give me any reason."
Both Brian and Melynnda McCracken have since resigned, says WAFF. So who is coaching this team? There's nothing more dangerous than a preteen girls cheerleading squad with no direction who have recently been under the influence of racist shirts.
And what's Brian going to do now? A grown man in Alabama gets accustomed to coaching girls cheerleading, and now he has to fill his days with, what? Watching football? Working on his pickup? Hunting? It's just not the same.
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