Swastikas, symbols spray painted on Cape Fear Rugby Club’s playing field

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Swastikas and pentagrams were spray painted all over Cape Fear Rugby Club’s playing field in Wilmington, and now police are investigating.

The club made the discovery the day after returning from a game in Charlotte.

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No word on when this happened as the team hadn’t been to the field in a few days.

One of the rugby player’s friends saw the symbols Monday afternoon and notified the club.

The club plans to paint over it before their game on Saturday, but will play on it regardless.



The team believes it’s a few juveniles vandalizing stuff and doesn’t believe it’s a hate crime.

Aaron Varnam with the club says it will cost a few hundred dollars to repair the field which includes adding seeds.

“The thought behind it, that hurts the most,” Varnam said. “We’re a rugby team, something not political at all.”

Wilmington Police Department says they are investigating. If you know any information, please contact WPD.