- David GatesPresident-Elect, Brookwood Football Association
- Tony ChavisPresident, Brookwood Football Association
Tell Georgia Football Association: Denounce Coach's Racist Facebook Rants
Frank Samuelson, who coaches 10-year-olds for the Brookwood Football Association in suburban Atlanta, Georgia, is a popular role model for youth. Unfortunately, he's also fond of putting racist rants up on his Facebook page, targeting "fishheads," "illegals," "Beaners" and using other derogatory names for ethnic minorities and women. Since parents of the racially diverse football association found this out, they've been printing out and distributing copies of his damaging remarks and calling for action to be taken.
Parents say that the football association hasn't appropriately disciplined Samuelson, and that the association isn't taking parents' concerns seriously. They say that someone who coaches youth football shouldn't be sharing these ignorant, prejudiced comments on Facebook with everyone in his network. A youth football coach is an educator, and it's obvious that this man has neither the tolerance, nor the basic smarts about what's private and what's not, to be a good role model for children.
Add pressure to the Brookwood Football Association to take a stand against racism. Tell them in this Change.org petition to speak out publicly against Samuelson's behavior and to take appropriate action, agreed to by board members and parents.
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- President-Elect, Brookwood Football Association
- President, Brookwood Football Association
I am writing to urge you to take appropriate action to discipline Brookwood Football Association youth coach Frank Samuelson for his racist Facebook rants. I recently became aware of the shocking fact that Samuelson, a role model for the 10-year-olds he coaches, frequently posts ignorant, prejudiced statements about ethnic minorities and women on his Facebook profile, which is accessible by community members.
Understandably, many parents whose children play in this racially diverse football association are up in arms. They say that someone who coaches youth football shouldn't be sharing these ignorant, prejudiced comments on Facebook with everyone in his network. A youth football coach is an educator, and it's obvious that this man has neither the tolerance, nor the basic smarts about what's private and what's not, to be a good role model for children. I stand with parents are angry both at Samuelson and at leaders of your football association, which they say has been dismissive of their concerns.
Take a stand against racism. Speak out publicly against Samuelson's behavior, and take appropriate action in a way agreed upon by parents and board members.
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