ROOSEVELT, Utah (AP) — Police in a small Utah town are being accused of overreacting after using pepper spray to break up a group of Polynesian men and boys performing a traditional dance called the Haka after a high school football game.
The police action came after a pair of officers unsuccessfully attempted to disperse the dozen or so performers who were blocking an exit after the Union-Uintah game Thursday night, the Deseret News and Salt Lake Tribune reported.
Two questions: what are a group of Polynesian guys doing in Utah, and why didn’t they do the dance BEFORE the game? Redneck cops probably pissed that their team lost and took out their frustration on these dudes.
As for the Haka, it’s a pretty cool warmup. Wonder if it will spread to other schools?