Harvard cancels men’s soccer season after finding gross “reports” on women’s team continued
After Harvard’s student newspaper discovered the school’s men’s soccer team created a “report” ranking incoming freshmen on the 2012 women’s team on how fuckable they were, the whole nation was disgusted, but ultimately thought the issue was in the past. Of course, that wasn’t the case. Harvard canceled the men’s soccer season after discovering the “reports” continued into this year thanks to a review by the Office of General Counsel (the school’s lawyers).
Athletics Director Robert L. Scalise made the announcement in an email to Harvard student athletes, saying the “practice appears to be more widespread across the team and has continued beyond 2012, including in 2016,” according to The Harvard Crimson. Scalise explained, “As a direct result of what Harvard Athletics has learned, we have decided to cancel the remainder of the 2016 men’s soccer season. The team will forfeit its remaining games and will decline any opportunity to achieve an Ivy League championship or to participate in the NCAA Tournament this year.”
The original document being investigated was a “scouting report” including notes, pictures, and assigned sexual positions for women joining the 2012 team. The notes included snippets like “she seems to be very strong, tall and manly so, I gave her a 3 because I felt bad. Not much needs to be said on this one folks” and an explanation of how one player “wants cock.”
Some of the women degraded in the disgusting “report” responded in a letter published in the school newspaper, writing:
“Having considered members of this team our close friends for the past four years, we are beyond hurt to realize these individuals could encourage, silently observe, or participate in this kind of behavior, and for more than four years have neglected to apologize until this week.”
University President Drew Faust said in a statement that she “was deeply distressed” to learn about the team’s “appalling actions.” As The Crimson reports, she wrote, “The decision to cancel a season is serious and consequential, and reflects Harvard’s view that both the team’s behavior and the failure to be forthcoming when initially questioned are completely unacceptable, have no place at Harvard, and run counter to the mutual respect that is a core value of our community.”
The men’s team was in first place in the Ivy League and would have automatically been given an NCAA bid if it beat Columbia this weekend, but now any dreams of the NCAA Tournament have been squashed.