According to several media reports, this week, a group of hockey fans in North Dakota raised eyebrows after they showed up at a game dressed like members of the Ku Klux Klan.
The three fans, who were photographed in the stands at the state high school semi-final game between Grand Forks Red River High School and Fargo Davies on Friday, were seemingly decked in typical Klansman wardrobe, white robes and pointed hats covering their bodies and faces.
Shane Schuster, a student at the University of North Dakota, posted a photo of the three Red River supporters on Twitter early Saturday morning:
Fargo Public Schools Athletic Director Todd Olson told the Grand Forks Herald that “white-outs” (the tradition of fans donning all-white garb to hockey games) are an accepted practice, and says:
“To be very honest, I think you’re looking for something that is not there,”
Fargo Davies Head Coach Brian Davidson, who said he did not see the hooded supporters, called the idea of fans dressing up as the KKK “pretty tacky.”
Lou Babiarz, sports editor at the Bismarck Tribune, tweeted on Saturday afternoon that Rerick had contacted him about the Red River fans:
These student defintiely took their school pride to insulting levels. There’s no word oh who the hooded culprits are or any action being taken against them.
SOURCE: Huffington Post