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A high school football team was in tears after bananas were left in their locker room

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WASHINGTON (Circa) — Bananas in a locker room upset a visiting Ohio high school football team on Friday night.

A tweet from a Richland County representative candidate said that the Mansfield Senior High team was subjected to "bananas thrown at them, bananas placed in their locker room, and a person dressed as a banana taunting them."

The athletic director of Ashland High School, Jason Goings, responded to the incident in a tweet. He says that the cross country team holds "Banana Fridays" in preparation for their races, and the bananas in the locker room were leftovers.

Chioke Bradley, the coach of the Mansfield Senior High School Tygers football, said in reports that some forewarning of the fruit could have prevented the incident.

"I just don't understand in today's day and age, 2018, why there would be bananas left in a locker room with a predominately African-American football program coming in," says a quote from Bradley. "Why not tell us beforehand? Don't wait until afterwards when everything has unfolded."

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