Basketball players stand up for cheerleader targeted by bullies

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KENOSHA, Wis. (March 11, 2015) – Several middle school basketball players in Wisconsin took a stand against bullying in a unique way.

Desiree Andrews is a cheerleader for the Lincoln Middle School basketball team. She also has Down syndrome. During one of the basketball games some people in the stands were yelling derogatory comments directed toward Andrews.

According to WTMJ, Chase Vazquez, Scooter Terrien and Miles Rodriguez walked off the court in the middle of the game to address the bullies in the stands.

“It’s not fair when other people get treated wrong because we’re all the same. We’re all created the same. God made us the same way,” said Terrien told WTMJ.

The team has renamed the gym “Dee’s House,” and the school’s athletic director is even making a banner to reflect that.

WTMJ asked Andrews how that makes her feel: “It is sweet, kind, awesome, amazing.”

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