MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. (WXYZ) - Jennifer Tesch's six-year-old daughter has been removed from the Madison Heights Wolverine flag football cheer team.
The Madison Heights mom contacted Action News last month because she was upset about the words to one of her daughter's cheerleading chants.
The cheer she objects to says "our backs ache, our skirts are too tight, we shake our booties from left to right."
League members were outraged, saying it cast a bad light on the league and she should have handled it internally. They say she overreacted by going to the media.
“This is like a family and to me, if you trust your family, what are you going to do? People are going to be upset. It's a terrible situation, a lot of upset parents,” Susan Murdock said.
Tuesday night the team held a meeting to discuss the cheer and to come up with a solution. The team voted to keep the cheer and voted unanimously to remove the child from the team. The family will get a full refund and they can come back next year on probation if they want.
Jennifer was almost in tears Tuesday night saying her daughter loves the cheer team. She says she never meant to hurt anyone but was just standing up for what she felt was right.
“I feel terrible. It's the worse thing that I have had to deal with in the 12 years of my league. I have never seen anything like that,” said league president John Pastula.
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