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A Democratic state legislator from South Carolina game was faced released Saturday by critics who accused them go quietly, after working for army and Navy personnel accused of as a “cruel and disrespectful” last weekend, the Army-Navy football game in Philadelphia.
In a tweet deleted, state Rep. Mandy powers Norrell wrote, “Three separate candidates to make the white power symbol on television. Wonder what the culture is like for the cadet in the front? There is no excuse, and he and other minorities should not have to do with so cruel and disrespectful to the environment.”
But since your tweet appeared, the U.S. Military Academy cadets and U.S. naval Academy officer candidates have been cleared of wrongdoing in separate military investigations.
ARMY, NAVY INVESTIGATORS do NOT FIND the HAND GESTURES MADE DURING THE football WERE BROADCAST RACIST
State Rep. Mandy Powers Norrell
Both the military Academy in West Point, NY, and the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., said this week that the staff at the game played the “sophomoric” game that had nothing to do with racism.
“Several individuals noted that the circle game is often played at the naval Academy and other military and civilian settings,” the Marine report stated, according to the Navy Times. “In addition, when considered in conjunction with the other behavior displayed by both officer candidates and cadets during the Gameday, it is reasonable to believe that the officer candidates were playing the circle game.”
The Navy said the officer candidate showed “real shock” about the controversy, insisting they were not aware of the symbol of the racist ties.
“We are however said to be disappointed by the immature behavior of the two Fourth class, officer candidates, and their actions will be dealt with appropriately,” Naval Academy Superintendent Vice permissible Sean Buck.
West Point came to similar conclusions.
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“Last Saturday, we reason had to believe that these actions were an innocent game and not with extremism, but we must also allegations such as these very seriously,” Lt. gen. Darryl A. Williams, West Point superintendent, expressed in a statement. “We are disappointed by the immature behavior of the cadets.”
On Friday, the Daily wire-reporter Ryan Saavedra tweeted, “The South Carolina Democrat @MPOWER norrell tweet apologize now for the sprinkling of our troops?” along with a screenshot of the powers Norrell original.
“Is @MPOWER norrell apologize for the brave cadets, which they smeared as racist this week? Completely unacceptable behavior by an elected official,” director Robby Starbuck also tweeted.
Powers Norrell your district has been represented since 2013.