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Maine football coach dismissed after encouraging team to taunt opposing player

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GRAY, Maine -

A high school varsity football coach in Maine has been dismissed after he allegedly told his players to taunt an opposing player for having two mothers as parents. 

Lynn and Stephanie Eckersley-Ray say that Coach Duane Greaton told his players to taunt their son every time he was tackled last Friday by saying, "Who's your daddy?" They said they heard about the taunting order before the game, but that no taunts were overheard during the game.

Superintendent Craig King said the coach no longer works for the district as of Thursday, but it's not clear whether he was fired or if he resigned. 

Parents in the school district said they were proud of the football players for refusing to taunt. 

"They stepped up. It was the right thing to do," one parent told WBLZ-TV.

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