Football Coach Enraged by "Jesus" Chant


A high school football coach was so enraged at the opposing fans’ chants of “We’ve got Jesus!” that he charged out of his team’s huddle following its loss and yelled at the opposing student section and said they “should be embarrassed”.

Tom Bolden


Rick Chandler reports for NBC Sports, Sep 14, 2011, that Tom Bolden, head coach of Cincinnati (Ohio) Colerain, reacted with fury at the “We’ve got Jesus!” chant by fans of inner-city rival St. Xavier Catholic following St. Xavier’s 17-14 win on Friday.
“That’s where I’ve got to draw the line,” Bolden told the Cincinnati Enquirer about the postgame chant. “[The St. X student section] ought to be embarrassed.”
According to the Enquirer, the St. Xavier chant came in response to an earlier chant by the Colerain student section of “We’ve got girls!” Xavier is an all-male, Jesuit school, and their football team had been taunted by the opposing Colerain for being gay.
Now, why would a “Jesus” chant send a football coach into such a fit of rage?
Exorcists say aversion to sacred objects such as the crucifix and holy water is one of the signs of possession. Hmm….
By the way, St. Xavier won when Colerain missed a 45-yard field goal attempt in the final minute of the game.
Maybe the St. Xavier boys did have Jesus!  😀
UPDATE (9.20.11):
Please scroll down for the other side of the story from commenter A Colerain Parent!
~Eowyn

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Annie
Annie
8 years ago

I believe that is so !! : )

Dave
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Dave
8 years ago

What a sore loser.
-Dave

Dave
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Dave
8 years ago

Steve,
He probably went right home and kicked his dog.
He sounds like the type.
-Dave

DCG
DCG
8 years ago

In church Friday night, from Gospel of Matthew: “Count yourselves blessed every time people put you down….to discredit me. It means the truth is too close for comfort & they are uncomfortable.”
seems to apply here!

Lone Wolf
Lone Wolf
8 years ago

“Remember if the world hates you, it has hated me before you” Jesus.

tina
8 years ago

I would say they did have him on there side,how about we use this coach for a football for awhile,open your eyes and look around you Mr.

IvaluTheWord
IvaluTheWord
8 years ago

Why the need to “draw the line” when it came to the Jesus chant? What has he to fear? It is amusing how so many who don’t believe in Him are always so imtimidated, offended, or otherwise afraid of His name, God’s name, the bible or anything remotely related. But it always seems to be the name Jesus that they cannot stand. Hmmm, yes, demons DO tend to shudder at His name…. GOOD! 😀

Martha Conner
8 years ago

what did the coach expect them to say? They are a Catholic, Christian school and it is NOT an embarassment to chant a Jesus chant. Whats wrong with having Jesus???? NOTHING!!! They shouldnt have chanted we have girls or whatever they said. This coach needs to resign..he has a thin skin…and a bad attitude to boot!!!

A Colerain Parent
A Colerain Parent
8 years ago

Coach Bolden’s objection was NOT to Jesus, but to the use of His Holy name in a taunting chant. Perhaps the coach’s anger arose from the implication that the public school students did not have Jesus. As far as which school started the taunts, they came from both sides equally all throughout the game, as these schools are long time local rivals. This story is not about an attack on Christianity, but rather kids behaving disrespectfully toward one another. The following Monday, both the Colerain coach and principal reprimanded the entire student body for any inappropriate behavior. Hopefully the St.… Read more »

A Colerain Parent
A Colerain Parent
8 years ago
Reply to  Dr. Eowyn

Forgive me if I have offended you, my intent was not to be disrespectful, but rather to give you a full perspective on the story. My daughter attends Colerain High School and has many friends who are on the football team. Coach Bolden always leads the team in prayer before games, and was a speaker at the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Fields of Faith Event. As I mentioned in my first previous post, the coach addressed the student body on the matter that following Monday, so my comments are based on what my daughter told me he said to the… Read more »

A Colerain Parent
A Colerain Parent
8 years ago

Thanks for the replies, everyone. I do appreciate it.