The Little League organization has finally reacted to the viral video of the black kid having cotton put on his by his teammates.
On Sunday, videos/pics of the incident went viral because people were outraged that the black kid was being singled out by his little league teammates.
Did anyone else just see this on the Little League World Series?! They was stuffing the black boy hair with cotton!!! #LLWS pic.twitter.com/nRVJpw6FJj
— Smitty (@BullCityHeel) August 22, 2022
Here’s the video of the segment.
This was a little bit strange https://t.co/xuFm11krmU pic.twitter.com/ib9R4ZRmgj
— CJ Fogler AKA Perc70 #BlackLivesMatter (@cjzero) August 22, 2022
The Little League released a statement in which they said they spoke to the mother of the child and the team’s coaching staff and they assured them that there was no ill intent by the players.
“During the broadcast of the MLB Little League Classic, a Midwest player was shown with filling from a stuffed animal given away at the game on his head. After speaking with the team, as well as reviewing photos, multiple players on the Midwest Region team were taking part in this while enjoying the game. As only one player appeared on the broadcast, Little League International understands that the actions shown could be perceived as racially insensitive. We have spoken with the player’s mother and the coaches, who have assured us that there was no ill-intent behind the action shown during the broadcast.”