W.V. Governor Calls Girls' Basketball Team 'Thugs'

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The West Virginia governor is drawing ire for comments he made at his volunteer position as a high school girls’ basketball coach.

Jim Justice, who has been the Greenbrier East High School head coach since 2003 and the governor since 2016, called the opposing team “a bunch of thugs” after an altercation on Tuesday.

Greenbrier East’s game was cut short on Tuesday. The Spartans held a six-point lead over Woodrow Wilson High School when, according to The Washington Post, a Greenbrier East fan appeared to taunt the Wilson bench during a fourth-quarter timeout.

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