Rep. Lavielle Issues Statement Regarding Anti-Semitic Language at Westport Lacrosse Game

Posted on June 4, 2018 by rjoslyn


WESTPORT – State Representative Gail Lavielle (R-143) issued the following statement to call attention to reports of insults and jeers, which several observers called anti-Semitic in nature, used at a playoff lacrosse match between Staples High School and Fairfield Prep.

“I am saddened and alarmed to hear reports that a cheering section of Fairfield Prep students used anti-Semitic slurs and other disturbing insults to taunt some of the student athletes on the field. I hope that Fairfield Prep will acknowledge the gravity of this language, and that it will do everything possible to ensure that the students involved understand why their behavior was unacceptable and why comments of this nature are hurtful and cannot be tolerated either at a high school sports event or anywhere, in any circumstance or directed at any person. I hope we hear from the school that it recognizes it has a serious issue and about what further actions it intends to take.”