A varsity soccer player has been dismissed from the Staples High School boys team for making a racist remark to a Wilton opponent on Oct. 26.
Woog on Friday would not discuss the incident, except to say he did not think it was newsworthy.
Woog said he made the following statement to Inklings, the Staples students newspaper, speaking generally about the soccer program, not in response to any specific incident:
"For 55 years, Staples Soccer has upheld important values, including good sportsmanship, high personal standards, and respect for all. I hope everyone understands the importance of treating the game and all involved in it with the utmost respect."