Duxbury "Saddened" In Wake Of Football Team's Anti-Semitic Play Calls


DUXBURY, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Duxbury officials say an investigation into the Duxbury High School Football team will begin in earnest this week, as school officials mull over what to do with the rest of the team's season.

The town is responding in the wake of revelations last week that the football team had used anti-Semitic play-calls during a game against Plymouth High. Coach Dave Maimaron was fired in the midst of the allegations last week, and Duxbury's game against Whitman-Hanson this week is canceled.

The play-calls were front-and-center at the town's Board of Selectmen meeting Monday night. "We are shocked and we are deeply saddened by these events," said Amy MacNab, a member of the Board of Selectmen.

Duxbury Superintendent John Antonucci would not comment on what would happen to the rest of the team's season, but said the investigation would get underway this week.

One resident at the meeting, a college admissions counselor, said that her Jewish clients at Duxbury Schools had been complaining of mistreatment for years, and called on Duxbury Public Schools to look through the emails of previous school administrations for complaints that went ignored.

The team will attend two training sessions over the next two weeks, the first of which will focus on the Holocaust as a "lived experience that continues to impact families every day."

The team met with State Senator Barry Finegold on Sunday. Finegold is Jewish, and talked about the Holocaust. He described the discussion as a "great conversation."

WBZ's Jim MacKay (@JimMacKayOnAir) reports:

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