Saturday, November 5, 2005
At the Oct. 20 football game against Fort Worth
Carter-Riverside High School, Birdville High School students displayed signs that read, "Eagles aren't legal," "Go back to
the river" and "I live in a van by the river." The students from Carter-Riverside were not amused. The largely-Latino student body, mostly from immigrant families, was offended. After the Carter-Riverside students protested, the signs were taken down.
Because of that incident, the Birdville school district changed its policy, saying only signs that encourage a team can be displayed. District officials and Birdville students also apologized for the signs. Beginning yesterday, spirit signs made by Birdville High School students will encourage their team, not put down the opposition.Source: Ft.Worth Star Telegram, Nov. 4, 2005