Ohio H.S. Targets Rival Team with Chant: 'Powder Blue Faggots'
North High School in Eastlake, Ohio is attracting some attention after a YouTube user posted a video of high school students engaged in a group chant at a football game between North and its rival, Willoughby South High.
Heather Ike recorded the fans chanting "powder blue faggots" at the opposing team. Willoughby's team color is light blue.
"It is completely unacceptable and we will look at the video and see if we can identify students and they could be suspended," says Willoughby-Eastlake Superintendent Keith Miller.
He says that the principal at North High School did hear the chanting and intervened but that is not on the tape.
Students told Channel 3 News today that these types of chants have been going on for years, and that South High School uses it's own anti-gay slurs against North.
"This is not okay and we will address it, " said Miller.
Asks Heather Ike, the former student who posted the video to YouTube: "What are the teachers teaching our children at Wiloughby-Eastlake Schools? With the combined efforts of Mentor High School's gay-suicide track record, all of Cleveland's Eastern city school districts need to be educated about bullying and hate crimes against gays and lesbians!"
Watch the chant, AFTER THE JUMP...