McAlister banned from officiating Abilene ISD soccer games after 'racist' comments

Controversial Facebook comments have gotten Abilene City Councilman Kyle McAlister kicked off the soccer field.

Abilene ISD has requested the Abilene Chapter of the Texas Association of Sports Officials (TASO) "scratch McAlister from officiating AISD soccer games."

On Tuesday, civil rights group LULAC criticized McAlister for dozens of jokes he posted on social media over a nine year span that primarily target Hispanics.

Wednesday, Mayor Anthony Williams said he was offended by the comments and McAlister issued an apology.

About an hour later, school board members Samuel Garcia and Billy Enriquez called for McAlister to resign and demanded the district prevent him from being allowed to referee any AISD soccer games.

The school district released the following statement on the matter:

"Abilene ISD has been made aware of social media posts attributed to Kyle McAlister. It is our belief that the contents of these posts do not reflect the values and mission of AISD. In light of this, the district at this time has requested that the Abilene Chapter of the Texas Association of Sports Officials (TASO) scratch Mr. McAlister from officiating AISD soccer games. This process will be conducted in accordance with Section 1204 of the University Interscholastic League (UIL) Constitution and Contest Rules."

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