Duxbury Football Team Under Fire For Anti-Semitic Language

DUXBURY, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Duxbury High School football program is in hot water after several players on the team used offensive language during a game on March 12.

District Superintendent John Antonucci confirmed the usage of "anti-Semitic and potentially other inappropriate and derogatory language," during the game in a press release on Tuesday. He didn't provide exact specifics on the words that were used. He said the terms were used as parts of on-field play-calls during the game, normally called an "audible."

Antonucci called the language "a systemic failure," saying the team would undergo mandatory training.

Antonucci also said the district is in-touch with the Anti-Defamation League about the language.

Duxbury Head Coach Dave Maimaron apologized for the offensive language, calling it "insensitive, crass and inappropriate," and saying the incident doesn't reflect the school or town's values.

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