RETIRE THE CHANT
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For some time, some fan groups have used an approved chant that included "the R word" at Orlando City Soccer games.
It's offensive. It's derogatory. It's wrong.
The use of the "R" word devalues individuals with intellectual disabilities. Orlando City has said that they have corrected this by "changing the word," but as is apparent from the video below, enough fans are still using the "R word" for it to be heard throughout the arena.
This is not an acceptable solution. It is just too easy for ignorant people to substitute in the "R word" in again.
We need to stand together to let Orlando City Soccer know it is NOT OKAY to allow people to continuously insult people with intellectual disabilities.
RETIRE THE CHANT!
Spread the word to end the word:http://www.r-word.org/
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