Source: Carrie Healey / theGrio
Eight high school wrestlers from New Jersey were scratched from the state’s upcoming District 1 tournament after a controversial photo of what appears to be seven of those team members surfaced online earlier this week.
The photo shows seven white Phillipsburg wrestlers posing around a black dummy wearing a Paulsboro High School wrestling shirt, hanging from a noose. Two students in the photo appear to be wearing pointed hoods.
Phillipsburg and Paulsboro are longtime athletic rivals, especially when it comes to wrestling.
Phillipsburg principal Gregory A. Troxell has yet to comment on the situation.
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