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Officials of Little League World Series Claim There Was “No Ill-Intent” After Team Sticks Cotton in Black Player’s Hair

Following the incident of the little league world series player whose head was covered in cotton, officials say that they acknowledge that the action “could be perceived as racially insensitive” but have since claimed there was “no ill-intent.”

The incident occurred Sunday during the eighth inning of the Red Sox vs. Orioles Little League Classic game in Williamsport, Penn., when white members of the Davenport, Iowa team placed stuffing on one of their Black teammate’s head.

Officials of Little League World Series Claim There Was "No Ill-Intent"

Several social media users expressed outrage over the visuals on the ESPN broadcast, considering the Black player seemed not to be laughing at all.

On Monday, LLWS reps said, “that there was no ill-intent behind the action shown during the broadcast” after meeting with the child’s mother and coaches.

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