April 30, 2009

Soccer team apologizes for Klan pics

Officials with an Australian soccer team apologized for pictures of the Ku Klux Klan that were used to promote an event called All White Night.

John McMahon, manager of the Torquay Tigers Football Club, said the pictures of Klan members were posted on the Internet by a volunteer, a retired member of the club, without the knowledge of officials, The Age reported Thursday.

McMahon said the promotional pictures for the All White Night event -- which refers to clothing and not racial identity -- were changed to Disney character Snow White and the volunteer who posted the Klan images will receive counseling.

I don't know what his thought processes were, McMahon said of the volunteer. One person's mistake is not a reflection of our club.