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”.
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! 😀
Please scroll down for the other side of the story from commenter A Colerain Parent!