Athletic directors say Vermont student-athletes often targeted with hate speech and other verbal abuse during games

Category: Education

They’re just trying to play sports.

But Vermont student-athletes are often jeered and shouted down by fans in the stands, officials say, including with targeted hate speech.

“I’ve been an athletic director for eight years now,” said Michael Jabour, who oversees sports at South Burlington High School. “And verbal abuse that student-athletes face has been very consistent.”

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