The girls get punished but the boys don't ... can you say "double standard"?
Sixteen members of a girls' high school soccer team have been suspended after attending a party where alcohol was served. What's so wrong with that? The boy's football team did the same thing and they didn't get punished!
According to sources who spoke to News4, the party was held at one of the players' homes after a game earlier this month. The party has become an annual tradition for the team.
Though the 16 players didn't necessarily drink alcohol, all who attended the party were suspended, sources said. They had signed a participation policy pledging to adhere to a certain code of conduct, school officials said.
"The participation policy addresses all sorts of different behaviors and potential violation or students who engage in those behaviors, and it goes into things like attendance ... and just your general behaviors of what would be acceptable behavior of any student, but we hold our athletes to a little bit higher standard," Fairfax County Schools Athletic Director Bill Curran said.
"It's kind of disappointing, because the football team had the same incidents during the football season," boys' soccer team member Saman Fakhriyadi said. "These girls are working so hard, won [the state title] two years in a row, coming back, and the entire season has gone down the drain."
Some of the players face up to 30 days of suspension.
Do you think this is fair ... or is it a double standard?