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Crude Sign Stirs up Concern at Cape-Tech Matchup

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Photo is blurred, so as to not show crude language. (Photo: Cathy Maas Hastings) Photo is blurred, so as to not show crude language. (Photo: Cathy Maas Hastings)

GEORGETOWN, Del.- Crude words are grabbing some attention on social media, and among parents in Sussex County. The concern all began, as reported by WBOC Sports, on Friday night at a rivalry football game between Cape Henlopen High School and Sussex Technical High School. In Cape's fan-section, students held up a banner that read "F*** Tech," which created outrage among some residents. 

"I'm extremely disappointed in the actions..." said Superintendent Bob Fulton in a five paragraph letter. "The behavior does not in any way meet the standard of excellence associated with Cape." 

To read the entire message from Bob Fulton, you can get it here

In response to all the criticism, the student involved is now speaking out as well. WBOC is not releasing the name of the student because he is a minor.

"I did not make the sign to insult any school," the student said in two paragraph statement. "It was purely made to motivate the team and the student section." 

The student said in the letter that he was "solely responsible" and urged school officials to not punish others holding the sign. In another section of the letter, he partially turned the blame towards popular culture. 

"In the world today," he said. "When the F-word gets thrown around a lot in music, TV, and movies, that we listen to, watch and read, to many of us, F*** ha a completely different meaning to it, so we tend to use it more often then other generations." 

The Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association is also investigating the incident.

"We don't condone what happened," said Executive Director Kevin Charles. "It is not consistent with our code of conduct for spectators." 

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