Report: 6 Honokaa players kicked off FB team

It’s either cyber bullying or freedom of speech, but either way, it resulted in seniors not being able to finish out their prep careers.

According to a story in the Hawaii Tribune-Herald, six Honokaa football players were kicked off the Dragons football team last week for a derogatory social media post.

School administrators removed the six boys from the team after learning that they had posted a photo of themselves giving the middle finger on social media with a caption reading “Win or lose f*** the zoo crew,” a supposed reference to Big Island Interscholastic Federation rival Wildcats, the report read.

Colin M. Stewart, the Hawaii Tribune-Herald reporter, also found that one parent of a player feels the punishment was too strong and complained to Department of Education authorities that there was not a thorough investigation.

Honokaa’s season ended in Friday’s 36-0 BIIF Division II semifinal loss at Konawaena. The six players wound up missing one game for the Dragons (2-8).


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