Chicago-area high school apologizes for “Fire Nagy” chants directed at Bears coach’s son

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Bears coach Matt Nagy has been under an intense spotlight in Chicago, but students at one Chicago-area high school crossed the line by targeting Nagy’s son.

Cary-Grove High School has issued an apology for the conduct of some of its students toward Nagy’s son, who played for Lake Forest High School in a playoff game on Saturday.

“At the recent Cary-Grove vs. Lake Forest 6A high school football game played on Saturday, November 20, members of the Cary-Grove student body began a chant targeting the parent of one of the Lake Forest team members and his family,” the statement from Cary-Grove’s principal said. “On behalf of Cary-Grove High School, I want to assure our community that the chant was not acceptable nor appropriate and was immediately addressed by administration at the game. We also felt it was important to meet with our student superfans that lead our chants and cheers to talk about what happened and give them an opportunity to reflect and correct their actions.”

Cary-Grove beat Lake Forest to advance to the state championship game against East St. Louis on Saturday.

13 responses to “Chicago-area high school apologizes for “Fire Nagy” chants directed at Bears coach’s son

  1. mantastic54 says:
    November 23, 2021 at 11:46 am
    This is entirely the Bears’ fault for bringing him back to begin with

    Absolutely incorrect. The fault lies with the students who participated in the chant and with their parents who did not raise them better. Nagy’s son has nothing to do with the Bear’s decision to retain Nagy and should not be the target of harassment.

  2. too bad the bears can’t fire their fan base instead of Nagy. Nagy wanted to roll with Dalton this season since fields ain’t ready. the team looks competent with Dalton under center. the fans and media forced fields into starting and its backfired… but according to bears fans it’s all Nagy’s fault, even though Dalton can move the ball and put up points.

  3. ebpatton says:
    November 23, 2021 at 12:47 pm
    Unfair to the kid, but that’s life in the public eye.

    He’s not in the public eye his father is. And all you folks giving these comments a thumbs down are just as bad and juvenile as those students were. Whatever happened to decency?

  4. commentsareforclosers says:

    November 23, 2021 at 11:27 am

    The problem is people like you who dont see a problem with this.

  5. I wish I could say I’m surprised there are people defending this, but humans never cease to disappoint.

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