Fuss over chant gets cheerleader, 6, booted
A Michigan couple is crying unsportsmanlike conduct after their 6-year-old daughter was removed from a flag football cheerleading team because they complained that one of the team's chants was too risque.
Jennifer and Duane Tesch, of Madison Heights, Mich., say their daughter, Kennedy, was unanimously voted off of the Madison Heights Wolverines flag football cheerleading team during a team meeting Tuesday night, Fox News Channel reported
The meeting was held to discuss concerns the Tesches voiced last month regarding one of the team's cheers: "Our backs ache, our skirts are too tight, we shake our booties from left to right."
In an appearance Friday on the Today Show, Jennifer Tesch said she went public after her complaints were rebuffed by the organization. "After insinuating that my husband and I were perverse for thinking it was inappropriate, that's when we got mad," she said.
Duane Tesch said he was surprised that the team meeting took an abrupt turn.
"This meeting was supposed to be about keeping this cheer or not, and all of a sudden it turned into getting rid of us," he said.
He said the parent of another cheerleader suggested that Kennedy be removed from the team while the matter was being resolved, and another parent seconded the motion. Kennedy was then voted off the team, Tesch said.