Tabiona, Intermountain Christian failed to control fans; coaches and principals also fined
This is not an anomaly. This racism, scorn and bullying happens all over this
Nation. Just ask any American minority, especially those who attend segregated
@Big BobYeah, we got the message the progressive left.We
will think like you want us to think and do as you want to think or face
punishment from government .Isn't life wonderful under total
government control?I think it would much better and actually
sincere if came from the heart not from threats of punishment. But
if we are not allowed to teach values and morals, true right and wrong. (Yes,
we need religion) Teaching from long suffering love. Then hearts will never be
changed. Fines and punishment and fear does not change hearts. The actions at
notre dame did not come from threat of fines.
Several years ago I attended the drubbing of Utah by Notre Dame in South Bend.
The reception we received by the Notre Dame fans would have made you think we
had come to attend a wedding reception. If Notre Dame can do it Tabiona can do
it. Hopefully everyone across the state has gotten the message.
There are three very small schools in that area. There are social advantages to
small schools but there are also disadvantages associated with the isolation.
Also, there are curriculum compromises in very small schools. But if Tabiona,
Altamont and Duchesne could all combine, it would still be a rather small school
but it would cost less to operate than three schools, expand the curriculum,
provide broader social mixing while still providing plenty of extracurricular
opportunities for all the students. And there would be social pressure to avoid
those problems mentioned in the article.
Those officiating the game (who are professional and unbiased), also have the
ability & responsibility to stop a heated game and eject people. This is a
huge embarrassment to the people of Tabiona. What about the other fans in
Tabiona? Does anyone ever stand up and tell someone to stop? Or get the
officials to restrain/eject those who are acting dangerously? I know borh sides
were fined, but it sounds like Tabiona was provoking it all. Just cant believe
this kind of thing still goes on-Tabiona, wouldnt you rather win on team merit,
rather than intimidation tactics and using vulgar, racist slurs directed at an
African American coach? Grow up!!!
What were the referees doing during all this. As a former high school soccer
referee, I know we hear what the fans are saying. One time a fan’s
behavior was so bad I stopped the game and asked him to leave the stadium. He
said I couldn’t do that. I said maybe not but this game isn’t
starting again until you are gone. After a few minutes the other fans pressured
him to leave. That short term solution lasts for one game. In this case I
support the UHSAA’s steps to curb bad behavior in the future. I’m
sure the citizens of Tabiona don’t want this to be how their community is
This does not seem to be an example of single racist fan. Many members of the
school community seem to be involved. The people of Tabiona need to step in and
corral those who abuse kids and make a mockery of school support and
sportsmanship. The abuse of students should never be tolerated or explained
Where does the fine money come from? They probably just increase student fees to
pay for it. No one who is responsible for this is 'punished' in any
Sportsmanship should be the game we all seek to win. It should be our goal to
welcome every other team with open arms to our stadiums and gyms. We should
seek to make them all feel as if our school - whatever that may be - is the best
place to play. What a better game it would be if fans showed up to
an opposing game and found the home team had done things to make them feel
welcome. Fight hard on the field and court for sure. Cheer on and
support the team, of course. But yell and fight is so wrong. Someday a school will step up and claim to be the most welcoming school and
back it up by doing things to show its true. They will gain a reputation for
being the best place to play a game. The most welcoming and best sportsmen.
That reputation will grow and last and become a part of that schools tradition
and maybe others will follow. Someday. Until then the
loudmouths seem to rule the bleachers.