First Off let me just say that it was in poor taste for the Newton North kids to mock Catholic Memorial’s lack of culinary studies by chanting “sauce adds zest” and the C.M. boys crossed the line with “The Juice Killed Jesus” comeback.
Outrageous. A chant like that can do nothing but spark racial flames and bring back old wounds. Did O.J. kill Jesus? I don’t know. And I highly doubt those little bastards know either. Before one makes an accusation like that they better be damn sure.
Anyhow, as bad as this is it is getting worse.
How so? I’ll tell you how so.
Check out Yvonne Abraham’s column on a Concord-Carlisle v Holliston basketball game where fan chanting was brought to a new level. A level so low I want no part of it. Check this out:
The Concord fans started chanting “You guys are chill!” at Holliston, bestowing the ultimate in adolescent affirmation. Holliston returned, repeating, “We respect you!”
Then, all together: “Sportsmanship! Sportsmanship!”
As the valiant Holliston players’ clocks continued to be cleansed, the gym erupted into song, both sets of fans united in “Sweet Caroline” and then, “Don’t Stop Believing’.”
Kill me now Lord, Kill me now!