The Highlanders and Wellingtons apologize to campus

To Whom It May Concern:

On behalf of the Highlander Wellington organizations, we would like to extend our deepest apologies for the events that took place at the soccer match on August 30th. Racist language is something that is never acceptable and we are truly embarrassed to be responsible for it’s occurrence on Sewanee’s campus. At the match we were not behaving like Sewanee men. It was the first game back and we let our excitement impair our judgment. After discussing the issue with school officials, parents, and members of the soccer program we recognize that our behavior was embarrassing for both ourselves and for our school. Sewanee is a community that seeks to embrace the dignity for all and we feel the resounding embarrassment from our inappropriate behavior. For those who felt personally attacked by the incident, we sincerely apologize and can assure you that this will not happen again and that it is being taken very seriously. If there is anything you need from us please, do not hesitate to ask. Again we understand that our behavior was completely out of line and we are actively altering it so all parties can enjoy future friendly competition.

Sincerely,

Highlander Wellington:

Charlie Jackson and Penn Jenks

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