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A winning high school American football coach was fired after the team’s tradition of eating watermelon after games was branded ‘inappropriate’ and ‘racist’. Bud Walpole, who coaches the Academic Magnet Raptors football team in Charlotte, North Carolina, was enjoying one of his most successful seasons in his 10-year tenure as head coach. But Mr Walpole was relieved of his duties after the team’s post-win celebration – smashing a watermelon and eating it – was deemed ‘racist’ by opposing team parents. ‘The whole thing began when the football team started celebrating victories by smashing a watermelon and cheering in a circle to […] Read more →