An investigation by the GHSA this week showed that Armuchee High School did not make racial comments during a semi-final playoff soccer game last Friday.

The investigation began after a player from the Paideia School in Atlanta was suspended from the state championship game for receiving a “red card”.

Paideia claimed that the player’s bad sportsmanship was done only as retaliation for being called a racist name.

The AJC reported that Paideia Athletic Director Mike Emery said the team was subjected to “racial taunts by players on the opposing team resulting in heated emotional and physical behavior on the field… Paideia players, parents, and coaches left the game upset and disappointed, which added to the heavy emotions we have been feeling all week.”

An investigation said that they could not collaborate the story of the Paideia player’s allegations that racial comments were made.  

GHSA spoke with all four members of the officiating crew and none of them head a racial slur.