Month: October 2020

Student kicks off virtual class with epic entrances, quickly goes viral

A West Virginia high school student has gone viral for pulling off several unforgettable entrances to his virtual class.

On Sept. 28, ESPN’s SportsCenter account shared a compilation video of 17-year-old Farris Murad joining his history class virtually while using different WWE entrances popularized by The Undertaker, John Cena, Randy Orton, The Big Show and Edge. The Instagram clip has since received over 300,000 likes and nearly 2,7000 comments.

“Honestly, I had no intention of it being a big hit,” Murad, a student at Charleston Catholic High School, told In The Know. “It was really just a fun little thing I started doing, and everyone liked it. I just thought of it one day before class and it stuck.”

With 15 other students in his class, Murad said he just wanted to spice things up during quarantine, which has forced a significant number of students across the country to participate

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Phoenix Rising place Junior Flemmings, Rick Schantz on leave

An alleged anti-gay slur from Phoenix Rising player Junior Flemmings against Collin Martin of the San Diego Loyal, who is openly gay, prompted Martin’s team to walk off the pitch on Wednesday in the USL Championship, the second tier of U.S. pro soccer.

A day later, Phoenix announced that Flemmings was being placed on administrative leave while the team and USL investigate the matter.

Phoenix coach Rick Schantz has also reportedly been placed on leave, though the team claimed it was for an unrelated matter.

In the incident, Flemmings allegedly called Martin a “batty boy,” an anti-gay Jamaican slur. Martin publicly came out in 2018.

Martin informed the referee, who got confused and issued Martin a red card after thinking Martin was using anti-gay language. The confusion was eventually cleared up, but that didn’t stop San Diego from taking a knee at the start of the second half and

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