Here’s another one for the “you just can’t make this up file.” The Rev. Jesse Jackson is planning a special celebration to honor the now disgraced Jackie Robinson West Little League from his hometown of Chicago (or wherever it is these kids really live):

How’s that for a lesson? Get caught cheating and embarrassing the entire community and country? Pfft —  it’s time to party!

Details of the party from the Chicago Sun-Times:

Rev. Jesse Jackson said Wednesday he is planning to celebrate the team at a “Reaffirmation of Championship” celebration on Saturday.
The event will be held at 9:30 a.m. at Rainbow PUSH Coalition, 930 E. 50th St.

“I was upset to the point of tears this morning,” Jackson said, adding that he already had spoken to some of the parents of the players and was distressed to learn they had heard the news through the media.

Their children already have been harassed over the controversy, Jackson said, and “it’s not like the children are cheating.”

Actually, we’re talking about 12-year-olds here. They’re old enough to know that they were breaking the rules and certainly a “Reaffirmation of Championship” is the last thing that should be done to further reward these cheaters.

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