ALGOMA - Another example in high school sports of spectators causing more problems than participants.
On the Lakeshore, officials say they stopped a soccer game Thursday because of unruly fans.
The schools and the WIAA won't elaborate on what specifically was said, only that a group of Algoma fans were taunting and threatening a Manitowoc Roncalli player.
The WIAA says the player was involved in a verbal altercation with the fans. The WIAA referee issued a warning to the fans. The fans continued with their outburst, and then the referee ended the game because of the disruption. The game ended in a 1-1 tie.
The principal and athletic director of Algoma High School would not go on camera with us Friday. He did release the following statement:
“It is with regret that the actions of a few individuals, none of which are current students or athletes have cast a shadow on our high school soccer program and the Algoma community as a whole.
We do not support this behavior and have addressed that fact with the individuals responsible.
In respect to the Manitowoc Roncalli community, parents, and students we would like to acknowledge this unfortunate display of unsportsmanlike conduct and apologize for this behavior.”
The principal says Algoma received the sportsmanship award at the state softball tournament last spring, and this behavior is not typical of its fan base.
The WIAA says it's a good reminder of sportsmanship as seasons begin.
"Stay positive. A simple two words that, if it takes place, we don't have any problems and if people can be respectful to the officials and opponents,” Todd Clark, communications director for the WIAA told FOX 11 over the phone. “It's very important."
Roncalli administrators told FOX 11 they had no comment and that the Algoma officials are handling the matter.
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