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High School Football Game Delayed Because of Racially Derogatory Chant

burnt-hills-amsterdamBurnt Hills beat Amsterdam, 49-0 in Upstate New York high school football action on Saturday. To add insult to injury, the Burnt Hills student section started a derogatory change during the 4th quarter that almost ended the game. Students chanted “Amsterico,” a reference to Amsterdam’s Hispanic population. Burnt Hills’ coach Matt Shell had to get on the PA system and tell them to stop.

[Times Union, Image: Ed Burke/SARATOGIAN]

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