USC football players join forces with the dragon man

Just kidding.

It’s been a banner week for racists, joking and otherwise.

Turns out this Agoura Hills kid by the name of Clay Matthews is now playing football at USC, then decided to join Facebook and create a group called “White Nation” that advocated people to “arrest black babies before they become criminals.” Oh, but that’s not it – four of his teammates thought it would be funny to play along.

“This group is not for the faint of heart,” read the group’s description. “All members are athletes of Caucasion (sic) descent. DISCLAIMER: In no way are the following memebers (sic) intolerant of others, we are just doing our duty of protecting the Arian (sic) brotherhood.”

An athletic department source who wished to remain anonymous said the group was a joke and had no serious purpose.

The “joke” began when a black football player nicknamed some of his teammates “White Nation,” the source said.

Stefanie Gopaul, a freshman majoring in psychology, discovered the group through her Facebook friendship with Sartz and Cushing and sent private messages to both, expressing her concern.

“Dallas Sartz said that White Nation is a joke on the team and that he’s not like that,” Gopaul said. “I was still really upset about it.”

Gopaul created the Facebook group, ” Clay Matthews (USC football player) expresses anti-black sentiment,” and invited all of her Facebook friends to join.

“I honestly thought (Sartz and Cushing) were taking me as a joke,” Gopaul said. “I posted the group so that they would know that (the White Nation group) is inappropriate.”

The group received a strong response, at one time having as many as 90 members, and students expressed their outrage on the group message board and in personal messages to Gopaul.

“I received some very upset comments,” Gopaul said. “A high school student wrote to me and said he wanted to go to ‘SC next year and that he was glad I created the group and that it made him look at the school differently.”

I actually stumbled upon this story via a video I cut at work.

I suppose this kid could have set up the group on Facebook as a joke. I mean, he’s not going on any network news shows and saying that he hates them or anything. Plus, if he truly felt the way he did, he’s not smart going to a school like USC, surrounded by a longstanding black community.

But at the same time – dude. You were accepted to USC, act as if you were smart enough to get in. Because a move like that was just not smart.