Basketball players walk off court to defend cheerleader targeted by bullies

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KENOSHA, Wisc. — Several middle school basketball players in Wisconsin took a stand against bullying in a unique way.

Desiree Andrews is a cheerleader for the Lincoln Middle School basketball team. She also has Down syndrome. During a recent basketball game, some people in the stands were yelling derogatory comments directed at Andrews.

Chase Vazquez, Scooter Terrien and Miles Rodriguez walked off the court in the middle of the game to address the bullies in the stands, according to WTMJ.

“It’s not fair when other people get treated wrong because we’re all the same. We’re all created the same. God made us the same way,”  Terrien said.

The team has renamed the gym “Dee’s House,” and the school’s athletic director is even making a banner to reflect that.

WTMJ asked Andrews how that makes her feel: “It is sweet, kind, awesome, amazing.”

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One thought on “Basketball players walk off court to defend cheerleader targeted by bullies

  1. llfdennis says:

    Hooray for Chase Vazquez, Scooter Terrien, and Miles Rodriguez, who chose compassion and integrity over their desire to compete in a ballgame! Heartwarming example of standing up against bullying!

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