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NJ Wrestlers Scratched From State Tournament Over Lynching Photo

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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  • Shelly

    This is terrible and not uncommon for South Jersey schools.. Back when I was in High School (Camden, NJ), I will never forget that we traveled to Overbrook HS and while our guys were getting ready, their students changed the word “Visitors” to “N*ggers” on the score board. Coach calmed them down and told them to take it it to the mat and they shut them out. Difference today is that we now have social media and it’s hard to hide.

  • gigantic dong

    funniest sht ive seen in a while you toads cant take a joke your parents werent subject to slavery your grand parents werent subject to slavery and probably your great grand parents werent so give it a break what are you going to be mad for life go fck yourself

    • Claudia

      ONLY AN IDIOT WOULD TAKE LYNCHING, WHICH WAS AND STILL IS A VERY REAL THING, AND FIND IT FUNNY! GO KILL YOURSELF YOU WASTE OF SPACE!!!

    • Claudia

      Yeah because racism and lynching ended with slavery right? WHAT A FUCKING IDIOT YOU ARE!!!

      • gigantic dong

        youre a funny one

  • dancingwolf

    @giganticdong:disqus

  • RickJ909

    I wonder how loud the rap music was blasting in the background when they took this picture!