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Racial slurs, spitting blamed for on-field fight in Virginia high school football game

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Football players on a Northern Virginia high school team say they were subjected to racial slurs and were spit upon during a recent game, leading to a bench-clearing incident late in the fourth quarter.

The confrontation took place during a varsity game between Wakefield (Arlington Count, Virginia) and Marshall (Fairfax County, Virginia) on March 5. 

“An incident did occur between Marshall and Wakefield high schools where Marshall players used racial slurs at the Wakefield football team,” Arlington Public Schools spokesman Frank Bellavia confirmed to ARLnow.com. “The Wakefield administration as well as other APS officials have been in contact with Marshall High School, (Virginia High School League) officials and the referee association about this incident,”

Video of the altercation was shared on social media by Wakefield lineman Javell Edge, who said in the post: “A white player from Marshall spits on a black male from my team results in a fight that could have been prevented.”



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