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The sister of Fitchburg State star basketball player Kewan Platt, who went viral for cheapshotting Nichols College player Nate Tanaglia, has chimed in about the incident. This is who we’re dealing with.
We got a snapchat filter and a tittoo. I think we all can guess what card she’s about to play…..
The Race Card. Never leave home without it.
When I first watched this video I thought I was watching a frustrated player who didn’t get a call he wanted take out his aggression on the player after he made sure the ref wasn’t looking.
But that was just my white privilege talking. Turns out it was really the “white man tryna make a black man look bad and mess up his name.” The whole thing was Nate Tanaglia’s fault. He made Kewan elbow him in the face because he’s racist.
I thought the videos she posted would possibly enlighten us by showing a dirty play by Tanaglia, or maybe even a racial slur or two. But it turned out to just be a highlight reel of Kewan dunking.
Someone who seems to contradict her theory is Kewan himself, who issued an apology today on IG.
— Mike Fahey (@michaelefahey) November 15, 2018
A lot of people are hating on him for the apology. I dunno, what else can he do? He fucked up and he knows it. He doesn’t make any excuses in the post. The only thing he did wrong was do it on IG. What happened to the days when you actually apologize to the person you’ve wronged, instead of posting about how you apologize on social media?
A few people also sent us this link, about a man they claim is Kewan’s pa dukes, who happens to live in Jamaica Plain where Kewan is from.
The program supervisor at the Hennigan Community Center was arrested on June 13 for allegedly setting up a school playground fight between his daughter and another girl, then grabbing the girl himself and throwing and hitting her, according to the Boston Police Department (BPD). A witness reportedly captured the alleged fight on a cell phone video. Robert L. Platt, 49, who lives on Minden Street near the Hennigan school and community center at 200 Heath St., was charged with assault and battery on a child under 14 causing injury, according to an official BPD incident report and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. Police officers also filed a child abuse report with state officials.
The BPD report does not state the age of Platt’s daughter, but identifies the alleged assault victim as 13 years old. The report said that the two girls had an ongoing conflict, including a history of fights. The alleged victim reportedly was hanging out at the Hennigan School playground on the afternoon of June 13 when Platt spotted her, then “went across the street, to his home, got his daughter…and instigated a fight between the two girls.”
The BPD report says that cell phone video taken by an unidentified witness shows “the victim and the suspect’s daughter fighting and the suspect standing around watching and antagonizing the girls. During the video, as the victim overtook the daughter, the suspect leaned down, grabbed the victim by her face, and threw her on the ground.”
The alleged victim claims that Platt also punched her in the face at that time. The BPD report says: “Officers could not clearly see [in the video] what occurred after this but did see the victim lying on the ground, holding her face….” The victim required medical attention, according to the report. The witness who took the cell phone video also reported that after the fight, Platt told his daughter, “Every time you see [the victim], you better fight her.” Platt has been involved in local community centers for at least 17 years and is the longtime program supervisor at the Hennigan. In 1996, the Gazette reported on his efforts to broker peace among some youths involved in turf-war street violence.