West Orange – Stark football fans wore special shirts, supporting a player, who was targeted in a racial meme on Wednesday, at Friday night’s game.
The Mustangs were on the road playing Bridge City. It was one of the Cardinals player that made the racially charged meme.
But instead of spread hate, Ashley Charlot made T-shirts to build up the Mustang football player.
“Someone asked if I could do one that had 54 and his name on the back,” Charlot said. “I got up and did three. When I woke up in the morning I had an alert for (more) shirts on Facebook.”
Charlot normally makes over 100 weekly spirit shirts. But in just one day she sold 50 of these special shirts.
Every week Charlot makes and sells over 100 spirit t-shirts. But in just one day she sold 50 of this week’s special support shirts.
“Because bullying is not accepted and we don't want him to feel alone, that's why I agreed to do the t-shirts,” Charlot said. “They just said they want to support him. Everyone is buying them it's not just African Americans it's everyone is coming to buy the t shirts. It's not just a race thing. I just hate it happens.”
Sold out of shirts. Charlot believes the Mustang’s anti-bullying message will be heard loud and clear.
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