Lawrence Scott, the director of player development for the Army football team, spoke out on Saturday night over an alleged racist incident involving students at the 120th Army-Navy football game.
In a Twitter thread, Scott vouched for the cultural ‘vacuum’ students live in and suggested West Point and Navy academy students accused of making racist gestures are likely more familiar with the gesture’s use as part of a prank game.
Scott, who is black, described understanding the difference between interacting with people who looked down on him with racial animus and those students he believes were simply playing a game.
“To immediately assign meaning to a gesture made by a young Cadet/Midshipmen without consideration of their disposition is irresponsible,” Scott warned. “It’s quite frankly unfair to immediately assume such a disgusting thing about an individual.”