Even articles defending the kids keep pushing the bullshit narrative that they did the "tomahawk chop", harassed women, and were racist:
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archi ... ry/581035/
Some boys did a tomahawk chop when Phillips walked into their group. There is a short video of a group that seems to be from the high school verbally harassing two young women as the women walk past it. In terms of the school itself, Covington Catholic High School apparently has a game-day tradition of students painting their skin black for “black-out days,” but any attempt by the school to cast this as innocent fun is undercut by a photograph of a white kid in black body paint leering at a black player on an opposing team.
1. The "tomahawk chop" was simply a cadence keeping gesture they were doing while doing the "7 nation Army" cheer, it's a very common cheer at high schools and colleges. For example, here's an entirely different high school doing the same cheer and several of them are doing what the smear-campaign media describes as a "tomahawk chop" and hopping up and down at 3:56, the exact same things the Covingtong kids did that was described as mocking and racist:
2. All the video with the woman shows is they exchanged a few words, and I'd bet anything that what started it was the woman making rude comments about their MAGA hats.
3. Taunting opposing players at a sporting event? Really? That's the norm at sporting events at all levels. The black body paint was because it was a blackout game, and there's always those fanatics that go the full nine yards with body and face paint at sporting events. More manufactured bullshit to smear kids.
This entire episode is sickening, and shows the media at their very worst. They don't even pretend to bother with getting the other side of the story any more. These kids did nothing wrong, the adults bullying them did everything wrong, and the social justice mob and their media allies smear the kids.