Briarwood Christian School offends students, visiting team with football banner

Published: Sep. 20, 2016 at 1:50 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 20, 2016 at 5:31 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Last week at the Briarwood versus Fairfield game, Donald Trump's signature slogan was displayed, 'Make American Great Again, Trump the Tigers.'

"It's ridiculous. To me, it's an insult because I don't like Trump and Trump doesn't like my people either," student Nicole Cabrera said.

Cabrera says this sign is not a reflection of the school as a whole, but does send a conflicting message.

"It does represent some of the students here," Cabrera said.

Parents say they don't like political agendas being expressed at a football game that is meant to be held for enjoyment.

"That they could have controlled, so I don't even know why that went up, because there's a lot of people that don't agree with that," Cabrera said.

One of the people from the opposing team, who didn't want their identity shown, says it wasn't a welcoming environment.

"It was just really shocking, that as soon as I saw it, my eyes lit up. Because it was like, 'Why at a high school game?'" the person said.

Cabrera, as well as others, are asking for accountability when it comes to approving banners.

A statement from Briarwood Christian School reads in part: "The message of the sign did not represent the school's deep commitment to biblical principles and values, nor did it reflect our commitment to honoring and respecting our guests."

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