Another Black-on-White Attack
September 1, 2011 - 10:38 am
In what seems to be a weekly occurrence, a high school football game became the scene for another violent attack, this time with a black football player attacking a white football referee. From the Sarasota Herald-Tribune:
The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has identified four suspects in the pummeling of a referee at a youth football game Saturday, and all four are cooperating with authorities, according to a Sheriff’s Office spokesman.
About 30 seconds into the video, you see a number of blacks attacking a white official, and then a black football player, in full gear except for helmet, charges in full speed and tackles the official. Video shows a number of black officials, who were not attacked. There’s been a recurrence of black-on-white attacks lately.
“The video speaks for itself,” Sarasota County Sheriff’s Col. Steve Burns said. “It was disturbing.”
The Sarasota Herald-Tribune notes:
Attacking an athletic official is a felony in Florida.
At least two or three people would be facing felony charges…
As Ian Fleming’s character Auric Goldfinger said: “Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it’s enemy action.”