While the , the board of are faced with the investigating what happened in the aftermath of 8th Grade Black teams' third place finish.
The loss, after a five-year winning streak, resulted in an end-of-year party, which included a walk to , where they were invited to toss their trophies into a bonfire at the suggestion of their coaches, according to a report by the Advertiser.
The incident, which occurred on Nov. 19, was reported anonymously to on Nov. 30 and corroborated by a parent and player, who also requested anonymity, when they spoke with Advertiser, according to the paper.
The town Fields Committee was notified last week and committee and said, “Clearly, this is wholly inappropriate conduct and frankly should never happen again," as reported by the Advertiser.
On has created sharp divisions among account-holders posting comments.
One reader identified as "" objected to the tossing out of non-first-place trophies as a motivational tool because it destroyed "any other recognition of their hard work this season since they failed to deliver a championship."
"Great adult leadership coaches keep up the great work and abuse/vandalism of town property!" the New Canaan Patch account-holder said. "Tremendous message sent none of these gentlemen should be allowed to coach again what a disgrace."
In reply, one "" said Saturday morning to "get off the high horses."
"what is the big deal?" robert said. "you never had a bonfire? leave the kids and coaches alone. if burning a 3rd place trophy is the worst thing to happen, look forward to a better performance next year."