A New York Metropolis public college trainer and youth baseball coach has been reassigned “away from college students” at his college and relieved from his teaching duties after a video of him shouting homophobic remarks surfaced on social media.
Juan Ynoa, a trainer at Flushing Excessive Faculty within the borough of Queens, might be seen yelling an anti-gay slur and threatening sexual assault from his automotive in a video that went viral on social media final week.
Ynoa was directing his tirade at Matthew Kevelson — who recorded the video — following an incident of street rage earlier this month, Kevelson told NBC New York. Kevelson, a musician often called Mattykevs, mentioned the incident began after Ynoa minimize throughout three lanes of visitors.
“Hey, jerk off! What’s up, you f—ing jerk off?” Ynoa might be heard shouting. “I’ll rape your f—ing a–, you faggot.”
Earlier than getting out of his automotive to take an image of Kevelson’s license plate, Ynoa can then be heard saying, “You’re messing with the incorrect dude.”
The New York Metropolis Division of Schooling mentioned in an electronic mail Wednesday that Ynoa was reassigned “away from college students pending an investigation” after officers realized concerning the video.
New York Longhorns Baseball, the youth journey baseball staff Ynoa coached, mentioned Saturday that it had “relieved” a workers member — with out naming Ynoa — “of his duties” upon studying about “a verbal altercation.”
“The actions, phrases and sentiments expressed by the previous member don’t align in any means with the Longhorns core values and mission to offer a optimistic and supportive place for baseball gamers to grow to be younger adults each on and off the sector,” the team wrote on Facebook.
Ynoa, who might be seen carrying a New York Longhorns Baseball shirt within the viral video, mentioned in an electronic mail to NBC New York that he might ultimately give his facet of the story, however he didn’t present additional particulars. “Now just isn’t a great time,” he wrote.
Kevelson instructed NBC New York that he feared retaliation and posted the video on social media as “a type of safety in case something occurred” following the incident in Wantagh, New York, about 35 miles east of New York Metropolis.
“This man is round youngsters,” Kevelson added. “If he’s a coach, if he’s a trainer in the neighborhood, a frontrunner of the group, he can’t be performing like that in public.”
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