Black and Latina Girls Walk Off Soccer Field at Wis. School After Taunts of ‘Donald Trump, Build That Wall’

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The Elkhorn Area School District in Wisconsin is investigating claims of racially charged taunts made by a group of its students that were directed at soccer players from Beloit Memorial High School, WISC-TV reports.

The incident unfolded Thursday night when the Beloit girls varsity soccer team visited Elkhorn. Beloit girls soccer coach Brian Denu said that the Elkhorn students began to target black and Latina girls on his team, using racial slurs and chanting things like, "Donald Trump, build that wall."

"Those are just words you'll never be able to take back from those kids and an experience that you wish you could take back," Denu told the news station. "It was really disturbing for them."

At some point, the fed-up and distraught Beloit players walked off the field.

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"They came off the field and weren't able to finish the game because they were too upset and distraught over what happened to them," Denu said. "One of the girls was cradled in the arms of one of our assistant coaches for a good 15 to 20 minutes."

Denu said that even though a small group of Elkhorn students were behind the racially charged taunts, the comments still had a huge effect on his team.

"I could just see the hurt and pain on their face and know that this was obviously something that they hadn't seen before," Denu said. "You know, it was from a small pocket of the Elkhorn fans, but those words are things you can't take back.

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