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).