Soccer Players Suspended in 'Green Card' Stunt With Majority Latino Rival

LINCOLN, Neb -- Several Lincoln East High School students have been suspended for making or distributing "green cards" thrown onto the field following the high school championship soccer game.

The cards were directed at Lincoln East's rival in the Tuesday night game, Omaha South High School. Sixty percent of Omaha South's students are Latino, and the green cards were an apparent reference to immigration status.

East High Principal Sue Cassata said Wednesday that school administrators have interviewed 25 to 30 students. Fewer than five had been suspended by Wednesday afternoon.

Omaha South Principal Cara Riggs says her students were hurt by the stunt. She said she appreciates the East administration is taking the incident seriously.

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